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
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