So this has been my day so far. Meet Beetle, a 4 week old male kitten who I found covered in ants and insects, over heated and breathing hard with a gunked up eye earlier today. This is a post-clean up photo of him in his box while waiting for the vet to come in to the room, because the first thing I wanted to do was get him seen by a professional after taking care of the immediate problems.
Poor Beetle is going to be fine, now that he has medication. He has drops for his eyes and nose, because on top of his eye infection, he has a respiratory infection too. He is still too young to walk well, or go to the bathroom on his own. His dawn dish soap bath took care of the big insects, and he seems free of fleas and ear mites, which is heaven sent. Equally lucky is the fact he’ll eat mushed down wet cat food (by the vet’s recommendation,) because he’s not even truly at weaning age yet.
Tigrath won’t let me keep Beetle, so I am already having to look for a new home for him even though I wanted to at least keep him and get him his de-worming and first shots (which won’t be for another 3 weeks.) I’m really upset about that, but that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.. still ends with me needing a new home for this cutie patoot. He is a black, blue eyed, long haired and silky kitten who is very quiet and snuggly.
If you are in the Ft.Worth/Dallas Area of Texas, and you think you can handle the extra care involved with a mildly ill, very young kitten, please don’t hesitate to send me an ask. Any advice for finding homes is also welcome. I am unwilling to dump him at a shelter, as he will just be euthanized in this feral-cat-overwhelmed farming community.