I better get at it, too.
K is for Kitty.
In this case, a gray tux girl kitty, whom I trapped with seven others last week, to be fixed. Only she had a right ear tip, indicating she was already fixed. However, she was in dire shape---skin and bones, dehydrated with severe diarrhea.
I took her to Heartland where she was tested for distemper, FIV and Felk. She was negative on all accounts. They gave her fluids and a droncit injection (for tapeworms) and said to see if she improved.
She is improving. Today I found out why she's likely got diarrhea. She's fed human food scraps, like ramen noodles, spaghetti, icky old old chicken carcasses, half rotted, all dumped in a pile on the grass out back of a trailer for the strays. Given that, she likely has all kinds of bacteria overloads, maybe giardia, who knows. It may be a long haul. And she suffers severe malnutrition.
|This big unfixed black tux is eating noodles dumped out in the grass, which is what gray tux girl had to eat. Until she found the trap, that is.|
|Once he was in the live trap, transferred from the drop trap, I checked him out. Tame, fat and already fixed. No ear mites even. So out he went and on his way. He passed the "fix" test.|
We're going to try to get the rest of the cats over there fixed, who aren't fixed. Don't know if we will be successful or not. But you never know til you try. As for gray tux Kitty, in my garage, let's all just cross our fingers she can recover. She's also very old. Like this girl, also over there, eating table scraps, but...she too has a right ear tip. No, my eyes are not eagle sharp anymore, nor did I have my binoculars. But I had a camera, and then I zoomed in. There it was, the right ear tip. No need to catch her to be fixed. I love ear tips.
K is for Kitty, be she wild, be she tame
See I don't care the temperament,
Nor if she is named