Problem with cats - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
CatForum.com is the premier Cat Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2012, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default Problem with cats

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm an American expat living in France with my French husband and Domino, our tuxedo cat. She was rescued from a shelter and was a regular at the vet's office for a few months because of the cat flu, necessary vaccinations and spaying.

I'm joining because there's a sick stray living outside my home. I can't take her in but I'd like to help her out.
chatbotté is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Cat
 
minikin44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 896
Default

If you contact local cat rescues, one of them might take her, or at least let you borrow a trap to catch her. What are the shelters like in France? If a rescue won't take her, maybe you could find a no-kill shelter that would.
minikin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Hi,
Thank you for your response. Sorry for taking so long to reply.

I did consider taking Abricot (turns out he's been neutered) to the shelter but I took him to the vet to get him tested for FIV first. I was scared that he might get condamné if he tested positive.

He's FIV positive . The vet and I discussed our options and I decided to give him any necessary antibiotics and to continue feeding him until he passes away. He's a senior citizen too so his days are numbered. The vet didn't discourage me from my decision so I'm gonna stick with it. He sleeps in the farm next door and I feed and hang out with him on a daily basis.
chatbotté is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Update:
I've been doing some research and it seems as though several people here in France adopt only FIV positive cats. I'm going to try to find him a home in the region. I fed him today and he climbed on to my lap purring and trembling. Winter is coming and I can't leave him out there.
chatbotté is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Last update on the Abricot:
I ended up taking care of him for a month. I built him a little warm nest in the sunroom with his assistance -- he chose his spot. He eventually stopped eating and his health took a turn for the worse. I took him to the vet to be put down and considering his age, FIV status and physical state, the doctor immediately agreed. The vet said I was giving the kitty a wonderful gift.
chatbotté is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Premier Cat

 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 6,787
Default

You were a gift to him. Thank you for what you did for this little guy.
Marcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Cat Addict
 
Arianwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 1,921
Default

You were very kind. Bless you.
Arianwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Premier Cat
 
spirite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Roanoke, Va
Posts: 3,722
Default

How wonderful that you looked out for this kitty and made him comfortable until he passed away. He was lucky.

Every time I'm in Paris, I'm astounded by the number of strays who live in the cemetaries - the ones of Père Lachaise are pretty well-known. I know that there are people who feed them, but I don't know that any of them get any kind of medical or other care.
spirite is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com