April 6th 2011 5:13 pm
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Catster is suppose to be a happy place, but sometimes you see something here that makes you, requires you, to say something. I won't name names, but those who check Catster daily would likely know who I'm talking about.
One of our members passed onto the Rainbow Bridge recently. That's tragic enough, but this was an easily preventable death. The kitty died from a uterine infection probably aggravated by two earlier miscarriages and a current pregnancy. That's right folks, she was not fixed despite ample time to do so. If she was, or at least was not allowed to get pregnant, she would not have died.
There really is no excuse for this. I know getting a cat fixed can be expensive, but there are ways around that. Some vets offer reduced rates or payment plans. There are charities and groups willing to help with the cost. Even saving a few bucks here and there would have saved enough money for the surgery since this cat has been on Catster for over 2 years. And even if money was the sole reason it wasn't done, then you must keep your cat indoors!
I'm sure her family loved her and I don't want to cause them further pain, but this has to be said. There could be some critical detail I don't know about, but based on everything I've read her owners, for all their love, failed her. I hope they will become better pet parents and won't make the same mistake again.
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Oh we are not familar with this kitty but that is tragic! So sad too when there are so many afforadble ways to prevent it.
Such a senseless loss. We do try not to judge, because we're not there and living it. But responsible pet ownership means making the extra effort.