Feral cat with possible urinary tract infection
Please don't yell at me or act like I'm a horrible person:
I manage 2 colonies of feral cats. All are spayed/neutered and have their rabies shots. This was with the help of a wonderful rescue group nearby.
I noticed yesterday that when I went to feed them in the morning, the one came running and the other stayed quite a ways away. I was watching her because something was strange about her position she was sitting in. I feel sure now that she was trying to urinate and it was taking a long time. I know about the infections, the crystals, etc. and that it can be painful and fatal.
She is extremely feral. Her and her sisters stay back at least 15 feet when I feed them. She has been caught in a cage once and I don't know if I can get her in one again. I wanted the rescue group help me get some antibiotics, and got scolded. I work 7-6 most days. Weekends the vet is only open for a few hours. Money is really tight and I can't get help from anyone. The way things are right now for me financially, I can barely put food on the table for me and my 80 year old mother who lives with me, AND feed all my cats and the ferals. I just wanted to help. No one else will take any kind of responsibility for these ferals. What would be the best thing for me to do--other than the obvious?? I want to help her, but there is only so much I can do. I already know your answers, but my hands are tied on this.
It takes a very strong person to manage a feral cat colony. I'm am weakening.