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    I got back from running errands and there was a taped up box with holes poked in it on my back porch. Inside was a baby kitten.

    What should I do? My landlord will charge another 500 dollars if he finds him here and I really can't pay that. Plus Roscoe isn't exactly thrilled about it being in the house. I'm afraid he'll hurt it.
    I don't wanna take it to the pound, I'm afraid they'll put it down. Argh! Who does something like this?!


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    can you keep him for a few days until you can get a hold of a rescue? If your landlord does find him could you jsut explain the situation? Or maybe he won't be over for a while?Is there a no kill shelter? Can you figure out which neighbor did it and punch them in the face? Or even maybe try placing an ad on craigslist "cringe" i know but there maybe a nice family in your area who would take good care of it.
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    Any possibility he was a "gift" that ended up on the wrong porch??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    Can you figure out which neighbor did it and punch them in the face?
    This option has my vote.

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    keeping the little guy even for a few days will require litter, food, and Roscoe-watching. If you go that route, I would try calling your landlord and explaining the situation and lay out your plans for re-homing him, finding a rescue or another family. Then, once the kittie has a safe place to be, you can just take the litter box and dump it on the porch of whatever idiot did this.

    That said, I imagine it's someone who has seen you be a good dog Mom and figured you could help...but still, what a loser.

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    I knocked on a few neighbors doors and asked if they were expecting a kitten as a gift but they all said no. And of course no one wants to own up to dumping her. I've left messages at a few rescues and I'll see if any call back on Monday. Until then I guess I'm a temporary kitty momma.
    She did give Roscoe a good swipe across the nose, so he's not near as interested in her now.


    I'd love to give whoever dumped her a good knock in the head. We've got lots of really great no-kill shelters around here. There's no reason to just leave it somewhere.
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    This makes me SO SO mad. omg. People are such idiots. All three of my cats are from similar situations..all three are shelter babies. My one cat got thrown in a dumpster!!

    I'd say hang on to her until you can find her a good home and explain the situation to your landlord. I'd avoid taking her to a shelter if at all possible. A lot of those pets end up at the no-kill shelters for ages. I got my last cat from a no kill cat shelter that had over 90 cats. There's some that have been there for 5+ years without getting adopted. It makes me want to cry.


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    I went and bought some food, litter, litter pan, and a collar for her. I'll hold onto her until I find her a good home. She's quite a sweet snuggle bug.

    @laurendoodler Since you've got some cat experience (and I have zilch) do you know anything about kittens? Her left eye won't open all the way.

    Oh dear, I think I may be a tad bit attached this little girl.

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    @kayrahbear. Kittens are prone to eye infections. There is an ointment that will clear it right up but at least where i'm at, it is prescription only. It is pretty cheap though like 6 bucks. Wiping it gently with a warm washrag will help open it up.
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    thanks @dozersmama. I'll make a trip to the vet Monday for some. Prolly try to get her shots done that day too. I'm such a sucker for animals. Now I'm trying to figure out just how long I could get away with hiding her. Forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    Can you figure out which neighbor did it and punch them in the face?
    Excellent idea... this has my vote... heck I offer to do the hitting. well, actually, I offer up my sister, she packs a good right hook.
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    If you take her to the vet and explain the situation they might do a low cost or even free spay for you. A lot of vets participate in the TNR programs.

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