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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe someone could help me out, I work at a restaurant where we have two strays that pretty much live there. (in the wooded area/vacant houses around us) However, they are there all the time, we have named them and have been around over 2 years now. I have come to love both of them and they are so sweet and friendly, you can pet them (if you walk up to them slowly and dont scare them) Anyway, within the last week sometime, I noticed I havent seen one of them as much as the other... well come to find out we saw the one limping around on 3 legs and we are all heartbroken and at a loss of what to do. It is her rear right foot... and it doesnt appear to be like she has been run over (which is what our first instinct was) but getting a closer look at her.....it looks as if it is a bite of some sort. I wanted to take her into the vet to have her checked out, but catching her is an issue. Does anyone have any suggestions on making her feel comfortable or get the healing process started? I read online I can give her Amoxicilin.. what do you think? Ill attach a picture of the injury. We thiink it may be a raccoon, snake, or dog. Wonder why shes missing a little fur? Any help would be great! Thank you


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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 08:11 AM
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Might be best to take him to a vet! I just don't know what else to tell you. Don't let him suffer though. This has got to be very painful.

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You can try a live trap maybe? They sell em at sporting goods/ hunting stores. Sometimes the city animal control will let you borrow one if you call them up. Doesn't always work with smart cats but worth a try if she won't let you approach her.
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I would suggest a small dog crate, but big enough for a cat. Put it out, put food in it and ignore it for a day, so the cat can get used to going in there. Hopefully you can get the cat to go in the cage with food and take it to the vet. I have a feral i've been carrying for for a year and this is my worst nightmare, I always wonder what I will do if/when this happens, if they get sick or hurt. This is what I would do. Maybe once you get the kitty in the vet, and looked at they can spay/neuter the kitty, ear tip it so it is known that it is fixed, give it shots? You will be a Godsend for this kitty and greatly cut down on the pet population. I am touched that you are willing to help this kitty.
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Oh....I just noticed kitty is ear tipped! This means, he/she is fixed! This is good news. This probably means kitty has had shots at least once. Such a beautiful kitty!
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looks like maybe a snake bite, or some sort of bite.
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Yes the ear is tipped. Yes defintly neutered. Was able to get a cage, and it is sitting at my work waiting. I may take a trip up there early to see if I can get him/her.. I have work later on, But defiantly going to try and catch him/her to take to a vet!
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I have heard that withholding a meal, to sort of get them good and hungry, and put something really appetizing in there, something really hard to resist. Maybe give a few bites of it outside of the cage, and then put some in? Fancy feast appetizers, the grody fish ones are a HUGE hit with my feral, and with my inside cats....yes, I occasionally give my cats something gross, rarely, but boy do they love it! Also, temptations dry treats seem to be like crack to cats. Just some ideas!
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So, heres an UPDATE. I was able to get him today (he's offically a HIM) took him to the vet, and the vet said it looked like he was bit by another cat. Anyway, they weighed him looked at him etc. said he had some ear mites, fleas, etc. I said I just wanted to focus on the foot for now. They said they would give him some meds to make him a little loopy and try and get some of the infection out.

Now before all of this i wrote on the paper work that the cat may need a muzzle and that he was a stray.... so..

Anyway, they took him in the back to give him some meds and within like 10 min the Dr came back in to tell me that the cat bit one of his techs and "got her good" he said. Drew some blood on her.... so now by law they have to keep the cat for 10 days quarantined and what not.... what does everyone think of this....?

I was a littled worried... i dont know why... just how I am.... but they said theyll see how the 10 days goes... and that the tech needs to go to a doctor now. but they also said they would be giving the cat the meds and stuff so i wouldnt need to worry about it so its for the better anyway? i dont know.. very confusing situation... just hope **** be okay!
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Hopefully everything works out for him! Let us know what happens. <3
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