Well as most of you or at least some of you know, we had been having trouble with my cat Bambi using the bathroom in the girls's and DH and I's bedroom for the past three weeks. We have tried finding a vet who would work out a payment plan for us and even the vet I have been going to for almost 17 years refused to do so, we tried to find a no-kill shelter and all we called were full or closed down, we posted flyers to no avail, and also my SIL posted a bulletin on her myspace page again to no avail and also posted him on freecycle-we tried and were not able to do it ourselves. DH had to rip up all the carpet in the kid's room and replace the tiles. We then found out he ruined two tiles under our oldest's bed and then 3 tiles under our bed and urinated on some of the kids' Christmas presents-thankfully they were in plastic shopping bags and were spared. He also ruined our Christmas tree skirt. We recieved a cage which he had been in since late Saturday evening with a litter pan, which he began using but then he started urinating on the towel I put in the cage for him to lay on. Given this fact and the fear he may go back to his old behavior we choose to take him to the county animal shelter, unfortunately it is not a no-kill shelter. It was hard to leave him behind hearing him meow and the woman in charge of the cats looking at me like I was some kind of evil person. A man at the shelter told me how beautiful Bambi is and that since he is well behaved (for the most part) is declawed, neutered and beautiful he should be adopted fairly quickly. Please pray that he is adopted by a great person who can work with him. He is a great cat and deserves a great home that is able to give him the attention he needs and deserves. Sometimes they take cats to PetSmart and they can get adopted through there but the man said he thinks he will be adopted from the shelter before he makes it to the store! I am missing him tonight and think about him sitting in a cage with strange cats, no way to defend himself and no one to love on him and scared he will be put down. I know it is way healthier for the children not to have to keep putting up with the urinating and defecating but it still hurts. Here is a picture of Bambi:
Please do not leave me comments if you are feeling the need to criticize our decision or yell at me for using a shelter. This has happened on another board.
Again please pray that he will be adopted and not put down.