Help for an abandoned grey-blue dwarf kitten
by Retired Pediatric Nurse
(Sonoran Desert, USA)
Help for an abandoned grey-blue dwarf kitten... seeking best doable suggestions...
This is my very first blogged question ever... so please be gentle in your responses.
Before I begin a really condensed tale of my story, I realize I am stepping into a minefield filled with questionable terms and ethical dilemmas.
No matter where I have lived or what else was going on in my life, I have fed abandoned cats for many years... almost 40 years now.
I am a retired pediatric nurse who has been checking-in on a family of cats for 3 years now. I basically only need to feed/water the family nightly.
The newest generation has me concerned for a dwarf grey-blue kitten that is now 5 months old. As her sisters have passed her in height and weight, it has become obvious to me that this is a very unique cat.
She has not received a blood test yet, but does appear otherwise surprisingly healthy and happy... one reason why I have put the test off.
She weighs 7 ounces and is approximately 6 inches from nose to bottom (not including tail). She feeds well moist kitten mix I've been making for many years.
My immediate concern is what is the best doable plan for this little girl so that she never ever experiences abuse in her life.
I have already taken into my home her Aunt and Uncle. My community does have a Humane Society, but there is a required $25 deposit. Aside from the cost, I do not trust them to find her a proper home or to 'catch and release' her.
Any animal welfare organization that demands money up front concerns me greatly, even though I do understand their reasoning. There are a few nearby shelters that offer a variety of services... all of which have not accepted any cats for at least the last three years.
Of course, my county will most likely unnecessarily end her life, if someone does not quickly realize how truly special this little lady is.
Someone, anyone... please help me with a suggestion...