Would you put it down?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 6, 2012 12:44pm CST
My SIL works at the vet I go to, and many people bring in aniimals that are perfectly fine because they can;t afford them, they lost interest or something is wrong with them. Now this one had to have it paw ambutated on, so now it has 3 legs. It's healthy, and all just lost a leg. The vet asked the owners as they don;t want the cat, and will find one that has 4 legs. That if he can find a home that he adopted it out to someone instead of it being put down. The vet calls my Mother who has 6 cats, plus my brothers 2 cats, plus ,my sister 1 cat to support. My Mother goes no sorry, that it's just getting too much. So my SIL called me, I told her if it's a boy (as miss Patches wouldnt like a female - I really dont think she would get along and I wont try), if he is fixed, shots, and healthy I will foster him, and if they can't find a home I will adopt him only because most wont adopt a cat with 3 legs. The vet would pay for the surgery free of charge to amputate, and wait for it the heal.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
6 Dec 12
I had a cat once with 3 legs. She was the neatest cat to have around. All she wanted was to be loved. Hope they find a good home for that one there.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
6 Dec 12
My SIL ended up bringing it home, as she felt so bad. I am always so worried that Patches (miss princess) wont get along with other cats, so I drill everyone to know about the cat, most don;t like that.
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
7 Dec 12
while all my cats have 4 paws and tails, I wouldn't have a problem rescuing one that's missing something...
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
7 Dec 12
I am the same way, my parents have a cat that is missing his eye (it is some disease as a kitten).
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• United States
6 Dec 12
I would not take it in not because of the legs at all. because of the other animals living in the house. That is just crazy. how does anyone keep track of all their needs. never would I take in all those mouths to feed. that makes working for anything that much harder.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
6 Dec 12
I have always had multiple animals, just like kids they need routine. It's rather easy, some can remember in their heads. I have a calendar up for things such as cleaning their cages, litter pans, medication and so on. I know many people who have well over 30 animals in their house with no issues, and you would know they had animals. Many have the preception that animals are dirty, it's those who dont care for them and keep the area clean. They can make messes even like kids, but by sticking to the rules, and showing them it's not right.
@weye13 (114)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Oh I do hope that you or someone you know will adopt him. As you said, it's already very difficult for stray cats to be adopted, what more one missing a leg. But being a cat owner myself, I also understand that it's important for your current pet to get along with the new one. We recently adopted a stray kitten and for now, since we're still in the processes of socializing him, we're restraining ourselves from adopting other cats and other animals. And it's quite difficult especially when you see their potential and you feel sorry for them. Sigh, sometimes I wish I could adopt them all. Of course, this isn't really possible. But we just try our best and help our furry friends. Hope that cat gets adopted. Or perhaps you can foster him or find someone who does?
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
6 Dec 12
It is so sickening in this world that people have to have EVERYTHING perfect, including their pets. I don't care if the cat, dog, or other creature isn't perfect they still deserve love and a good home. Plus animals are better about adjusting to physical problems than humans. I adopted a cat that had only three paws. I was living in Montana at the time and found the little girl at the humane society. She lost her left front paw in a small animal trap and she was so sweet and loving. Her forearm was bent so that it worked as a paw and Fat Cat was as active as a cat that had all its paws. She could hunt, run, jump and more. I always get upset at people who think animals that we have made dependent on us are disposable. If there is something wrong with the animal that makes them less than perfect the owners will dispose of the animal as fast as you can spit. I would love to smack them to mars!!! After all, would they get rid of their husband or child if they lost a leg or arm? I hope you will adopt the poor baby. It is probably confused and saddened because the people that he grew to trust have abandoned him because of a small problem. You may find a true friend for yourself and the rest of you kitty klan in this kitty.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
6 Dec 12
That is just too wierd, not because of the cat having three legs but just recently I had been wanting to foster a cat too after seeing some things about some cats needing that on another site. I would think just because a cat had three legs wouldn't mean anything to me. I would care for it like any other. There are a few facebook groups with cats, and one of the cats has three legs. He gets a long OK. I would not put a cat down just cause it had three legs, that is just wrong. I hope it works out for all. I feel bad for handicapped animals who don't get adopted just cause of the fact they lost a leg, etc. :(