My husband found out that we have stray kittens living under his workshop, which needs to be condemned, anyhoo, we noticed a little black and white kitten that had a very serious eye infection and we tried getting near it but it ran away. I decided to put food out on Saturday, the same day we discovered the kittens, and hoped that they would eat.
Apparently, the mother decided that the little black and white kitten wasn't worth saving so she neglected to nurse it and is nursing two rather rambunctions kittens instead.
Hubby called me at work today and told me that the little kitten was very sick and he was able to pick it up. He said that it was covered in ants and was being eaten alive so he placed it in a box and began to feed it a little milk from an eyedropper. He told me that it was dying and if I wanted to see it alive I needed to get home.
Well, I finally made it home and my worst fear was confirmed, this little guy was not going to make it through the night. I rushed him to our vets office and told them that it was a stray and if they would take him/her and the receptionist looked in the box and said, "ahh..." went to speak with a manager and told me there was nothing they could do and sent me on my way. I drove to the Humane society but they were closed. Sadly, we don't have an SPCA office in our town and I ran out of options.
I called animal control and they told me them that they did not have any facilities for cats, just for dogs and the only thing that they could do was euthanize it.
They picked him up an hour ago and I feel so horribly guilty but I couldn't afford to treat the baby. We are talking IV's, shots, de-fleaing, de-ticking, way too much money for a cat that isn't even mine.
I decided that my vet lost a client today. If they could look at a sick little kitten and have the audacity to send it away because it was a stray then they are heartless and it is all about the money.