A kitten that hasn't been weaned, is sneezing, coughing, and has eyes filled with pus, and a body filled with fleas. Not good. He is crying constantly, trying to curl up (or nurse) from the two boys and I am afraid they will hurt him. So far they are hissing and swatting. I called the shelter, they won't take him because he has a respiratory illness, and is not weaned. I have never once had an agency or even our shelter, take a stray, injured, or sick animal for me. I called three other agencies and for one reason or another, will not take him. I called the vet for euthanizing and they won't do it without an "exam" of $50 first and then the injection is $150. Another will not treat unweaned kittens. I know agencies are full, lack help, and certainly lack funds to help everyone, but I get so disgusted.
I don't know how much longer he will last, but we'll do everything we can to keep him comfortable. I gave him baby food mixed with water but he didn't know what to do, he drank a little Catsip, but he kept choking or coughing. We will do what we can for him and end his suffering if need be. Yes I am an animal lover, but over the years I've had to accept that I can't save them all. As selfish as it may be, I do not want to take in such a baby and try to treat him (if I can even find a vet that would) only to lose him anyway. Nor do I want another cat with neighbors threatening to poison. I hope his litter mates are not suffering. He is so tiny. But I am glad he ended up here so he won't be alone.