Cat Issue - Really Can't Take It Anymore

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Cat Issue - Really Can't Take It Anymore
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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 1:04pm

My youngest cat is driving me up the wall.

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Registered: 06-26-2006
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 1:25pm

Wow. That is tough. I've known people who began to keep the cat outside more often than not. But if she's declawed, that wouldn't be an option. I have seen other people bring a pet to a shelter and never look back. I don't know if I can do that though.

The dog I had growing up was very good all his life and we dealt with many problems when he go old. He would pee in his bed and just lay in it. He was undoubtedly scenile and despite everyone's advise my mum refused to put him down. He had other health issues. He ended up dying on his own.

I wish I had some advice for you. I remember getting steaming mad when he climbed on my bed and peed right in the center of it. I was ready to drive him to the shelter myself.

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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 9:39pm
Thank you for that.
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 9:10am
I would be having the same thoughts too. Its very hard for animal lovers like us, to make such decisions. I'm sure the vet would be a lot more humane. I did have to put down one dog, but she was very very sick.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:23am

I agree it would be more humane, but I still don't want her remains.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:17pm

I've given this

 

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Registered: 06-26-2006
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 1:04pm

Yikes, those shelters really do take the cheap route don't they. Asphyxiation, doesn't sound like the way to go. I know it's tough to pony up the money for the vet too. I can't remember how much we paid for our dog. It was over ten years ago. Don't feel bad for not wanting to be present when she is put down. It's a very tough thing to go through. You did all you could do for her. It seems you tried everything to me as well.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 2:24pm

Thank you, I know you are a huge animal lover too.

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 2:41pm

You did all you could do for her. It seems you tried everything to me as well.


Thank you so much for saying that.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:54pm

http://www.saveourstrays.com/nokill.htm


This site lists no-kill shelters by state.

Liz


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Registered: 10-14-2003
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 8:43am

Thank you so much.

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