Monday, June 06, 2011

What happens to the cat when a poor man dies...

...and no one in his family wants a cat?


She gets left alone, outside, to fend for herself. She followed her man around outside like a faithful shadow, they say. She is spayed. I'm told there was a big feeder full of food inside the house, so she was well cared for. He didn't even have a winter coat, until a neighbor gave him one. It sounds like maybe all they had was one another. And now she doesn't even have him.

She is scared and growling. She scratched the neighbor who tried to get her into a carrier to take her to the TCSPCA. The SPCA set a trap for her but she did not go in.

She came down the steps and let me pet her head briefly, before lapsing into growls. She ate a bit of the wet food I gave her.

I've left a trap (with the back door removed) and a bowl of dry food. The neighbor will feed her in the trap each morning for a few days, until we get her used to it.

If worse comes to worse, I can net her. I hate doing that, because it freaks them out so badly. Hopefully she'll go in a trap, or come to trust me enough that I can give her a push into a crate. One way or another, since she let's me touch her, we'll get her caught.

6 comments:

Zuleme said...

oh gosh poor thing. I figure I have had my last kittens, now that I will be sixty. If H and R have another ten years of happy cat hood, then my next adoptions will be seniors. I don't want to leave someone behind.

2Vamp said...
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2Vamp said...

My face got all twisted up when I read this :( Poor kitty deserves more than what the family did to her.

Connie, Orlando said...

Family members fight over "valued" possessions when another family member dies. Why is it that they never fight over the MOST VALUED "possession" left behind? This poor kitty must be so confused and frightened. Wishing you success.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Wishing you luck on catching her quickly. And thank you. This sweet girl was apparently the apple in her owner's eye and now to have no one. It makes me sad.

HubCats said...

thank you for being there for her, Susan.
Sometimes people are unloved, and even unlovable, except by their pets.