Lewis had been acting odd the last few days, so I took him to the vet today. Turns out, he has two bad puncture wounds from another cat in his neck. Now he’s wearing a neck cone, and I have to give him antibiotics and pain meds the next 10 days.
So, this marks the end of our attempt to make them outside cats. :-( I feel horrible, forcing them outside when they obviously don’t want to be there.
The other option is anti-anxiety meds for the cats. We need to get some bloodwork done to make sure they are healthy enough, and then we’ll go there. If this doesn’t work… I don’t even know where to go from there.
I have contacted several no-kill shelters in Atlanta, and all are full. I have put ads on Petfinder.com and Craigslist. But seriously, who is going to want a cat who pees everywhere? I don’t have much hope that I’ll be able to find another home for them.
I cried all the way home from the vet. I feel like I have just been so overwhelmed with everything lately, and I am between a rock and a hard place with these cats. I am trying to do right, and the thought of having them euthanized just breaks my heart. And I feel like a horrible person for forcing them outside and then having them get attacked by a neighborhood cat. They don’t even like being outside. I feel caught in this house I don’t like with these horrible smells all throughout it, and I can’t do anything about it.