I have three cats already and now another cat has begun hanging around my house. There is no way I can take him/her in, but the poor thing appears to be in desperate need of a home. I’ve spoken to the local “no-kill” rescue organization and they recommended I take the cat to the humane society — where it would be euthanized. The “no-kill” policy is to let someone else do the killing.
I held out for a long time, watching the poor thing get thinner, before finally giving in and feeding it. My hope that it had a home or would stumble on one elsewhere was in vain.
Tonight when it came by I saw that it is limping. He (could be male or female — it’s never raised its tail high enough for me to see) seems to be in a losing battle. There are many coyotes in this area and I don’t know how long he’ll be able to survive if he can’t run.
If someone will adopt him/her, I can probably (90% sure) have the local rescuers pay for a visit to the vet including free spaying/neutering if needed. If I could, I would take him/her in, but my cat situation is already borderline unworkable.
I’m in western Washington State, on the Olympic Peninsula. Seattle is only about 60 miles away; Tacoma a bit farther.
PS The cat has let me touch it, but so far I’ve avoided becoming too familiar with it. Without being mean to it, I really hoped it would endear itself to another household. It is clearly not feral, and appears to be yet another abandoned feline.
Anyone who’s got a lead — even to a slot at a no-kill shelter! — contact me at AnneLaurie @ verizon . net (click on my name in the right-hand column) and I’ll put you in touch with MF.