Everyone in my area knows that if they find a sick or injured animal, bring it to Dorlis, the crazy cat lady. I even rescued a juvenile turkey vulture last fall. After I noticed him, I made a call to the bird sanctuary in St. Louis to find out what and how to do. They said give him some time and feed him. I went to a meat processing place nearby and got a 5 gallon bucket of deer trimmings every day for a bout a week. He recovered on his own, thank God, because trying to capture him would put myself and my helper in jeopardy. It seems that they bite with a mouth of razor sharp teeth and at the same time vomit which could cause severe, possibly fatal infection. I do know how to do it should I ever need to. Now to your 3 legged cat. Has he not tamed down? Every feral I have found eventually became the biggest baby, loving to sit on my lap and sleep on the bed. Took me about 8 months of letting him/her decide when to take the next step. I got bit a couple of times when I broke the rules (forgot to tap on door so he could see me coming). He felt trapped, could not flee, so latched onto my leg and bit.
---- Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > >> > >>Perhaps for this issue you should look for a vet who already gives the > >>vaccine of your choice. Best of wishes to Gribble, the others and Velvet. > >> > >>I have a tripod who was originally run over in someone's driveway and left > >>there to suffer and die. A neighbor of mine who was feeding outside cats > >>saw her and took her home but did not have the money to have the leg > >>amputated so she just put the poor cat in a cage. A few days later gangrene > >>set in and the room where the cage was began to smell bad so the neighbor > >>contacted me, asked me to handle the situation. I don't know why she didn't > >>bring the cat to me in the first place but this woman was not really > >>playing with a full deck, although she did care about the strays. Jolene, > >>as I named her after her $700 dollar amputation, is still a feral cat but > >>has been living the life of a pampered > > house cat with my other rescued felines for about 6 years. Three of my FeLv > > cats turned negative after several months. Two others passed away after two > > years. Most of my FIV+ cats are still alive after 8 years except those who > > passed from old age or unrelated cancer. It's always difficult to lose a > > furry friend. > > > Thank you, yes, I am waiting for answers. I guess it's not a regular > question, becuase all the practices have to "get back" to me. > > Appreciate the help, > > Margo > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org