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Update starving kitten, needs love and good vibes through the ethers

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I haven't read anyone's comments yet but Sylvester has
moved on from that broken sick starving body to a
sweeter place.

Little boy stray, probably 8 months old.

I took him to the emergency vet last night and they turned
us away because I couldn't pay the whole amount up front.

He weighs about two pounds, if that. He is all bones. Until
a couple of days ago he was coming and going .. he would
show up inside the house, eat and drink a little, and be
gone. He was very hissy and growly despite being so small
that all the other cats were afraid of him, and he didn't
want to be touched or picked up by me.

The people from PACA picked him up and checked for a
chip, because he was already neutered, and they gave
him a few shots but that's all they can do. A couple of
days ago I decided I would keep him in the house if he
showed up again and he did. He is getting progressively
weaker and almost completely stopped eating and
drinking. I am force feeding with a dropper for now.
I will be very surprised if he makes it, even if he gets
to a vet. There is probably more than starvation going
on but he is only skin and bones, and scruffy fur, he is
a long hair tuxedo with a tiny little white hitler moustache.
Please send your good wishes or prayers or whatever
works. I don't have a picture

EDIT I DO have a picture but seem unable
to post it here. From when he was still eating and walking.
Thanks everyone

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Reply Update starving kitten, needs love and good vibes through the ethers (Original post)
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 OP
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #1
Paper Roses Sep 2014 #2
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #10
shenmue Sep 2014 #3
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #16
iscooterliberally Sep 2014 #4
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #11
iscooterliberally Sep 2014 #12
narnian60 Sep 2014 #24
TygrBright Sep 2014 #5
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #17
narnian60 Sep 2014 #6
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #18
Granny M Sep 2014 #7
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #22
Granny M Sep 2014 #25
calimary Oct 2014 #26
Voice for Peace Oct 2014 #27
irisblue Oct 2014 #28
CaptainTruth Sep 2014 #8
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #19
get the red out Sep 2014 #9
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #20
shenmue Sep 2014 #13
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #21
Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 #14
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #15
fizzgig Sep 2014 #23

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:26 PM

1. Scruffy, Sylvester, Hitlerbuster

 

baby kitty, little sweet buddy, many names, one life, one
little heartbeat.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:29 PM

2. My heart breaks for the animals left to fend for themselves.

We have abandoned them, taken away their habitat, abused them ad infinitum.
Who are we anyway? The world does not belong only to us. I think we have forgotten that.

I hope your furry friend makes it.

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Response to Paper Roses (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 04:10 PM

10. He's gone, r.i.p.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:36 PM

3. {{{Hugs}}}

Peace from Ceiling Cat.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:48 PM

16. I wish we could save them all. ceiling, floor, boxes, indoor outdoor, all of them

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:21 PM

4. Hugs from Miss Bitsy Bones.

She must have been dumped at a feral cat colony. She chased the wife and I down with our 3 big dogs. She was emaciated. We've had her a few years now and she has a little pot belly. Hopefully your little guy pulls through.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 04:12 PM

11. thank you.. he was just too sick

 

We had a wonderful vet. By the time we got
there it was plain he was ready to go, with
no will to live. He was in pain, emaciated,
and we made the right decision. r.i.p. baby

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 05:28 PM

12. Sorry he didn't make it, but glad you were there for him.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 05:47 AM

24. I second this.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:28 PM

5. Holding you and the little guy in the Light. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:50 PM

17. thank you.. he's gone back to the infinite ocean of love and compassion

 

I am sad but it was the right thing.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 01:44 PM

6. Shame on that emergency vet clinic

for not working with you.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:52 PM

18. I know, I was so angry. So impersonal. I'm sure they are good with the animals who have money.

 

But the vet we saw today interrupted her very busy schedule of
treatments and surgeries to see him, and assess him, and give
us her sad recommendation, and then to follow through with
us, with so much respect and kindness. My daughter and I
wept our heads off but it was the right decision. He had no
will left to live by the time we got there. rip baby

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:04 PM

7. Hope the little guy makes it.

Bless you for taking care of him.

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Response to Granny M (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:59 PM

22. thank you Granny.. he was too sick and weak.

 

we made the call to euthanize, on the vet's advice after she
saw him. Even with thousand$ in treatments she didn't think
he would get well. He was ready, it was a good decision,
but still sad. rip baby

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:07 AM

25. ((((( Voice For Peace ))))


Another little angel at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 01:27 PM

26. :(

Thank you for trying, and loving him.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 03:30 PM

27. The day after we euthanized him, two ladies showed up with a poster.

 

They were babysitting the cat long term for someone else.
They said he had been fine just a week ago.
That's nonsense. He was coming to my house for weeks
clearly sick and starving.
They said WHY DIDN'T YOU ASK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD?
They live almost directly across the street from me.

This kitty would show up only every few days, so I assumed
he was eating and/or living elsewhere. After a while, I
believed he was a stray. Because each time he showed up
at my house he was thinner and sicker than before. At
the end he weighed under a pound. Little furry bones, r.i.p.

I ask, how could you not know he was sick and starving,
such that he collapsed in my house?

A day later, one of my own kitties did not come home. Now
it's been a week. I have been crying almost non stop for
two weeks, exhausting. Thanks for listening

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:01 AM

28. ((voice for peace))

I hope your furry comes home soon, and I'm grateful the little one left with your love around him.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:08 PM

8. Sending love to you both.

I fostered kittens for a few years. I loved it, but it was always hard when one of them wasn't doing well. I spent several sleepness nights with little kittens, some 2-3 days old, doing everything I could to help them hang on & enjoy a long life.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:54 PM

19. thank you, you know how precious each one is.

 

and how we can't save them all I would if I could.
Little boy has moved on, rip baby I didn't
know him long but he got deep into my heart.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 03:31 PM

9. Precious baby

Sending vibes for this poor boy.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:55 PM

20. thank you, your vibes helped to move him on to the next level, peacefully and

 

surrounded by love and loving hands, sweetly went to sleep.
rip baby

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 05:40 PM

13. Cat Heaven population increases by 1



Le meow.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:56 PM

21. yes, good point. and there's never a food shortage there. the more the merrier,

 

even if you have a hitler moustache.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 07:07 PM

14. I am sorry he didn't make it.

You are a beautiful person for helping that poor soul.



Some days, I hate some people.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:46 PM

15. thank you, I keep having to remind myself there wasn't anything more I could have done

 

pretty sad tonight though

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:23 PM

23. thanks for loving him in his last few days

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