I've been helping a woman on social assistance who used to have many many cats but now just has three, one of them is a 13 year old cat who has had litter after litter her whole life since she also has a male she refuses to neuter. It sounds like she had a few litters a year, and they used to take the kittens to No Frills to find them homes. Ginger had one kitten a few weeks ago who sadly died, so on Friday I took Ginger to the vet to be spayed, it's about time that poor cat has a break. Lori also had the CH kitty, who went to Special Ones Rescue. She kept one kitten from a previous litter, and I took him with Ginger and got him neutered. So that situation is taken care of, I can check it off and move on, glad there won't be any more kittens there.
I have to admit I felt a bit annoyed when I went Friday morning to pick them up, I had already been up for a while taking care of my cats, and doing my catsitting, and there they were in their robes watching their TV much bigger than mine, and here I was spending hours taking their cats to the vet to be fixed and paying for it, but it's about the cats, and if I didn't do, it wouldn't have happened, that much I know for sure. It might be time for a bit of an outreach break, it can be financially and emotionally draining. Clearly I'm not cut out for social work. I still have a few cats to neuter at Colleen's, and she does call me saying she's run out of food periodically, but I don't have any more ongoing projects. Besides, it's time to deal with the outside cats, I've got trapping booked for this week.
|On the way to the vet|