I have a unique situation with a cat

by Alissa

I found this beautiful young cat. It's a he, and he is grey and white. He is very loving and playful. I don't think he has a home. I have not seen any lost cat signs that look like him.

I'm 15 years old. I'm taking care of him, feeding him, giving him attention, and water. My mom knows I'm feeding him but my dad (I don't think he does), I don't tell him that I'm feeding that cat because he will get mad and not be happy about it.

The thing I'm worried about is that I won't be able to take him to the vet to get fixed because I'm paying for the food, and it will cost about $200 to get him fixed.

Do I have to do it... is the question, and will he be alright?? I love him so much!!

My thoughts: Thank you for helping this cat and for caring about him. My opinion is that all cats should be fixed, because that way, we don't end up with many more stray cats.

When I was 15, though, my mother almost always had the right answer for questions like this. She was right, even when I thought she wasn't at the time. It took me many years to realize how often she was right.

So my advice is to talk this through with your mom.

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Big Heart/ Great wisdom!
by: Rob Notter

Alyssa, what a wonderful world we will live in if everyone had such a wonderful, caring heart such as yours! And Kurt, we need more people with such great wisdom to guide these young hearts! A total win/win!sh

Neutering strays
by: Kenda

Wonderful young person caring so much for a stray. I suggest you look into spay/neutering clinics in your area. As an example, my old hometown would spay a cat for $10. Current city's humane society clinic will neuter a cat for $40. You see, it doesn't have to cost a lot. Some places will go by your income. & your new friend will thank you for it. I suggest that you find a place to put him, though, for the first 24 hours after surgery. He shouldn't be out straining himself by running or climbing. Good luck!

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