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Old 06-01-2020, 07:35 PM   #1
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Rescued Kitty Cat Today

I went to work and was told a small cat had made itself home in the aircraft hangar. No one had been able to catch it.

Fearing the possibilities that kitty could be harmed by inadvertently going into the aircraft, I went to find him/her.

Found kitty sleeping on a seat cusion near an aircraft under maintenance. I tried seeing if it responded to gentle talk. When I got close, kitty bolted to a shelf area with stacks of pelican case toolboxes and slid between a row.

Kitty looked malnourished and sick.

I slowly inched toward it and caught it. Kitty was very scared and scratched & bit me hard. I did not wear gloves and it was my fault. I do not blame kitty.

I lost some blood on my way out of the hangar into my office to put him/her in a box. I felt bad someone had to clean a long trail of blood drips.

Again, I was not mad at kitty in the least - it was my fault for not wearing gloves.

So I got permission to be released from work to bring kitty to the local Humane Society. Since they were not open at 7AM, I brought kitty home, isolated it in a room, and provided wet food, hard food, & water along with a fresh litterbox.

I went to the shelter once they opened and made an appointment to come back with kitty. When I got home from making the appointment, kitty had eaten the entire can of wet food! Still hissed at me and ran to hide. Not a problem, kitty was probably feeling terrible and was possibly hurt. I left kitty alone all day until the time came for the drop off appointment.

This time with gloves (mechanic gloves were all I had), I herded kitty gently into a carrier. Got bit hard enough through the glove I got another puncture wound. Again, I understand kitty was super scared and probably very sick. All forgiven!

Brought kitty to Humane Society. Filled out paperwork giving details of where I found it etc.

We noted all obvious wounds/issues like the anomaly on its forhead etc. I had to explain that the large amount of blood on kitty's fur was mine from capturing it earlier. There was no way I could have calmed kitty enough at that point to clean it.

They said I could check up on kitty's status online. Kitty is set up to be fixed and to be given all medical it needs. After 5 days, making sure no one comes to claim kitty, it will go through the socialization process. If determined to be a good candidate for adoption, it will be available after it is healed and socialized. If determined to be feral or unsocialisable, they will adopt it out to a good barn cat setting.

I donated $100 dollars to help with the care and look forward to see kitty improve!Click image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2020, 07:41 PM   #2
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Feral Cat..........


All that and no pic of 'kitty'
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:44 PM   #3
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Feral Cat..........


All that and no pic of 'kitty'
I included a pic of the kitty at the end. Did it not show up? I can see it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:54 PM   #4
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I see the kitty pic.

EDIT: I see it on the Tapatalk app. There's only one and it's in a cage on an orange towel. I attached it.
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Agree with Old-Biscuit - Feral kitty.... Good for you putting forth the effort to help it out and ensure it gets taken care of. Becoming a barn cat would be an ideal outcome but I continue to be surprised at just how socialized some of the feral cats can become. 5 of my current 6 cats were all feral rescues - two of them are now living full time in the house along with the one "non-feral" cat and you'd never know their history unless I told you.
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I included a pic of the kitty at the end. Did it not show up? I can see it.
Like Old-Biscuit I don't see the kitty pics - but there is a link at the bottom with some attachment names but when I click on it it tells me it's an invalid attachment.
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I included a pic of the kitty at the end. Did it not show up? I can see it.



Show pics of your bloody hand and then some links to 'attachments' which I don't open
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I'm like ttavasc, I can't see the attachment either.
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I switched over to tap-a-talk and sure enough - the kitty picture shows up. The facial colors and markings are very similar to one of mine.....
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Question to the OP. Why didn't you clean up the blood as it is now classified as a superfund contamination?
Is the cat rabid?
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Poor Kitty! Hope you got some attention for your scratches and bites, they can get very ugly, is your Tetanus shot up to date? I have had to get antibiotics because of cat bites (strays and my own) many times over the years- and because I rescue I have had the pre-exposure rabies vaccine, but if you begin to show symptoms (fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms get to an ER). Be careful, cat bites and claws carry a lot of bacteria. Thanks for helping the little guy, this could be alleviated with spay and neutering.
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x2 on no pix of the kitty! x2 on being worried about rabies. There's no cure. I'm fairly sure that the humane society will check. Finally, x2 on being brave!
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Question to the OP. Why didn't you clean up the blood as it is now classified as a superfund contamination?
Is the cat rabid?
It was impossible for me to restrain the kitty. I informed the shelter & they said it was fine.
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Ill try again with kitty photos. Can everyone see them?
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