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Sad Story #36181
08/29/11 12:54 AM
08/29/11 12:54 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline OP
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James Morrissey  Offline OP
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Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
Tonight, my neighbor came by the apartment around 10 PM. She came to tell me that they had found a cat in the garden. I went downstairs to check her out. She was being kept by a resident in the complex.

She was a black cat and she was bleeding out of her nose and I could see redness in her right eye. She had worms and maggots on her. We took her to the vet and named her "Irene" in honor of the storm.

Anyway, the vet indicated that treating her would be thousands of dollars and the prognosis was still very poor. We wound up giving her the pink juice.

Not sure why I am telling the story (I certainly don't want a 'you did the best you could') - but, it has not been a good night. I feel bad because this cat had obviously been a kept cat and was let out when she got too big. The poor girl had a flee collar on and it was so tight around her neck that the marks in her fur were still there hours after my neighbors found the cat. Sigh.

James

Re: Sad Story [Re: James Morrissey] #36184
08/29/11 07:29 AM
08/29/11 07:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Connecticut
Sunstruck Offline
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Sunstruck  Offline
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Connecticut
Sorry James,

Sorry you had to go through that, at least the little girl had some body to care about her and she didn't suffer any longer. Sometimes these events just hit you harder than they normally would.

HUGS!


Penny J. Wills
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Re: Sad Story [Re: James Morrissey] #36207
08/30/11 07:30 AM
08/30/11 07:30 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Illinois
Peggy Sue Offline
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Pooh-Bah

Joined: Apr 2006
Illinois
So sorry for the depressing and disturbing aspects of our lives.


Peggy Sue
Re: Sad Story [Re: Peggy Sue] #36280
09/05/11 10:38 AM
09/05/11 10:38 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Long Island, NY
Diane Offline
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Diane  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2007
Long Island, NY
OMG!!! Some people really suck. But sometimes, maybe a pet just gets injured, confused and lost. I wonder if her owners ever looked for her? And, this is testament to why cats should always have break-away collars. Suffice it to say, it's good knowing that people like you are around to give comfort to those poor critters during their worst, and do what's necessary to put the animal out of its misery. Thank you, Jim, for this special act of kindness.

Re: Sad Story [Re: Diane] #36301
09/06/11 10:49 PM
09/06/11 10:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline OP
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James Morrissey  Offline OP
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Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the very kind thoughts. As I said, I was not looking for an 'atta boy' when I posted this - though I really do appreciate the well wishes. I was mostly just morose when I posted this.

Cats get left all over the place here in the City - and we find them at all ages. This poor girl was the worst that we had encountered, and I still feel a bit sad about her unnecessary death. It really makes me angry to think of the conditions she was left in - the visual is still quite striking in my head. Oh well.

Anyway - thanks again.

Sincerely,
James

Re: Sad Story [Re: James Morrissey] #36332
09/09/11 10:26 AM
09/09/11 10:26 AM
Joined: May 2008
Virginia, USA
Jim Poor Offline
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Jim Poor  Offline
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Joined: May 2008
Virginia, USA
Poor kitty.

Re: Sad Story [Re: James Morrissey] #36415
09/13/11 06:55 AM
09/13/11 06:55 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
San Antonio, TX
FretlessD Offline
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Journeyman

Joined: Jun 2011
San Antonio, TX
James,
I'm sorry you had to go through that ordeal. In these economic times, I'm seeing more and more abandonment situations.

Empathy is a double edged sword. Without it however, where is our humanity.

Doug


FOR THE LOVE OF DOG!!!
Re: Sad Story [Re: James Morrissey] #36425
09/13/11 06:36 PM
09/13/11 06:36 PM
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Kansas
psmith Offline
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Joined: Nov 2008
Kansas
Grrrrr...


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