what do you think??
As you know, my Jazzy died a few weeks ago. I went out that following Sunday and adopted a 1-2yo orange tabby named Sampson.
Well I brought him home and later that night he pooed diarrhea with blood in it
I took him to the vet the next day, and they said he had a fecal infection, and gave me medicine and said to come back in a week. Ugggh. I wasn't ready for this. I paid $105.00 to adopt him. A few days later he peed on the carpet. Given this and having to administer the medicine, and not knowing how bad this fecal infection was, I brought him back to the shelter
I told them that he is apparently sick and that I didn't have the $$$ to take care of him. At that time, I was so crazy with guilt and shame and loss that I just gave him to them, gave them his medicine and apologized.
Well I haven't been able to stop thinking about him... so I went the other day to see if he was still there. To my amazement, he is VERY sick. He has coccidia and roundworm and a bad URI.
I talked to a man at the shelter yesterday and asked how Sampson was doing, and he said that he is pretty sick, but should be well in a 10 days. I then asked if they would be willing to re-adopt him out to me. He said he didn't think it was a "problem", but maybe I am better off looking at a different cat. I got the feeling that they thought I did something wrong. I know, I feel shame that I brought him back, but I am confused as to what my role is and what the role of a shelter is.
Also, I am thinking if I am able to re-adopt him, I believe I shouldn't have to fork out another $105.00 for him because he was so sick? Do you agree?
Please give me your honest opinion. Do you think I should try to re-adopt him or just leave it alone and let him go
I really miss him and really liked him, but obviously he was very sick when I got him. Also, this could be very well why he peed and I was just not ready for the large vet costs again, etc.
Maybe I'm just not ready for all this, and need to let him go, but I just don't know
I hate to pass him up and think of the possibilities of him ending up in a not so warming home
, seeing he has been through so much already... and which I am sadly part of. I wonder if he would even forgive me anyhow. Ugggh