August 18th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Does anyone on this site remember of anyone losinga white cat in Montreal? This cat was found and is located on this site http://www.spca724.com/recherche_fill.php?pageAt=2&tID=&tf01=Chat&tf02=&tf03=&kw=&search=template
She looks awful. I knew of the SPCA's regular site , but this site is new to me. I left a message with the number they have on the site. I think I will try to foster it until someone claims it, because I doubt that it makes it to the adoption phase. I tried to look back in the pages but didn't find anything yet. If someone has a better memory than mine, please let me know. Thanks
August 18th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Have you done a search on this site? Yes please go get her, she looks really desperate, let us know how it goes.
August 18th, 2005, 01:21 PM
PLEASE let me know if you are going to get her because if not I will call right now and put a hold on her and pick her up tonight. She is, I am sure, in IMMEDIATE danger of euthanization.
Poor poor thing.
August 18th, 2005, 02:11 PM
I just got a call and they will be processing him tomorrow...which means he will be seen by the vet and then may be euthanized due to his age. Apparently no one has come forth and he is not doing very well in his environment. They told me to go in tonight and see her. The problem is that I don't have a car that I can use and if, Lisa (canine 14), if you are willing to go in, I will be more than willing to talk to you...please call me at
August 18th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Remove your phone number and pm it to Canine14. It's dangerous to put your number on the internet.
Canine14 can get the cat released. If not let me know and I can do something about it.
August 18th, 2005, 05:16 PM
I am kind of glad i could not get a picture,but you girls are fantastic :love:
Is the cat old or sick?Why would he be PTS? Then again,it is the MSPCA..they do have a lot of cats though :sad:
August 18th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Am zooming out the door as I type (sort of). Have been in contact with cpietra. Will keep everyone posted.
August 18th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Thanks Lisa. Let me know if you need a vet deal!
August 18th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Is this the one? Poor baby!! Did you get him????? OMG, I hate to read "aucun non" Isn't that so very heartbreaking!!! It sure tugs at mine, I'll tell you!
August 18th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Or is this him? Gosh, this one looks worse!
and is a senior, at the SPCA, that's a real danger!
August 19th, 2005, 08:01 AM
Yes, the kitty that looks like a very wet and scared soul. That's the one. I have yet to hear anything from Canine14. I know she tried to get him out last night. I am waiting for her call to let me know if he's OK and can be around my cats. Does anyone know what the SPCA considers a senior...When I called, I asked and the lady could not tell me!!!!
August 19th, 2005, 08:17 AM
OMG,I should not have looked at him :sad:
Not that different from my Vinnie,except Vinnie is a happy cat....
Poor little boy,he looks terrified...I hope somebody caring is trying to comfort him.
To me a cat starts his senior years around 13-15yrs,my Rocky is 10 this year and is still behaving like a crazed kitten at times.But the SPCA in Montreal will probably deem a terrified older cat unadoptable :sad:
August 19th, 2005, 10:54 AM
Poor girl has been saved. I pulled her last night and she is at my vet's now awaiting a checkup before I bring her to cpietra. She is NOT a senior, maybe only 3-4 yrs. old because her teeth are so white, but she is in poor condition and that might have made her seem older. She is emaciated and covered in some kind of grease. She has fleas. Her nails are overgrown and she has obviously been a stray for a while. She would have failed her evaluation today and been euthanized because she is so timid that she literally shakes like a leaf when you approach her. My husband, however, who is like the Cat Whisperer, spent quite some time soothing her though and she faintly pured for him. She will be a great cat though, especially with cpietra's loving care.
August 19th, 2005, 11:07 AM
Canine14, are you ready for another one. I found this fellow in my alley this morning, vomiting neon yellow. I'm full up, need an angel here...
Sorry to hijack this thread, I am SO glad you got your hands on the white baby, she would have been PTS by now, that's a certainty.
August 19th, 2005, 11:19 AM
I wish I could save them all. We are too full here already and we even took a death row kitten as well last night for us to keep. He has sores near his eye and his ear, is only 6 weeks old and is emaciated beyond belief. Turns out the sores might be ringworm. He has to stay in iso at the vet for a while because I had a ringworm epidemic in the house about a year ago that took a good 6 months to clear and I am NOT going through that again.
BTW, he was never in contact with Tess (as I've named the white cat after a woman I knew who passed away last weekend).
Keep us posted and keep up the good work,
August 20th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Lisa (Canine14), I'm sorry to butt in here, but I need some help. Would you be able to email me off-list. It is about a kitten I have with Manx syndrome, and I thought you might be able to help me take care of her. I saw your posts about a kitten named Egg back in February while seaching the web for help on this subject.
Sorry to have interupted this thread.
August 21st, 2005, 05:18 PM
Another hijacking but it'll be my last. Louis (above) was euthanized this afternoon. I had him at three different vets (long story), and he was rehydrated twice, but he was just so sick, a massive virus of some kind (possibly distemper), he could hardly raise his little head, or eat or drink without vomiting.
The last vet, the first fellow I went to when I moved here and started taking in cats, is very no-nonsense, and he felt that even if we identified the virus and began treatment, his chances of survival were next to nil. Poor sweetheart, even the sedative they gave him before the knockout punch made him vomit, but he went peacefully instead of alone under a bush somewhere (which surely would have happened) so I guess that is a good thing. Small comfort.
The taxi driver on the way to the DMV this morning opined that cats should not be neutered because it denied them the possibility of 'continuing their race'. No tip for him!
August 21st, 2005, 05:32 PM
Oh Badger,poor little Louis,still,you were his saviour,let him go without pain..it's a horrid world out there for many kitties,at least Louis was saved,if only to peacefully leave this world.
Here comes my cry for the day....RIP,beautiful little Louis :love:
Thank's again Badger,for being a guardian :angel:
August 21st, 2005, 08:46 PM
OH, no. I just emailed you to ask about him.:(
I'm so sorry! But at least this poor boy didn't die in agony in some alleyway with no one to know or care.
This is very hard to take. I know how you feel. :sad:
You can thank people like the taxi driver for the suffering of these babies.
August 22nd, 2005, 05:45 PM
I am so sorry that he did not make it , but I am happy he died with dignity and had some love around him when he passed on.
This may not be the right time but I just wanted to let you know that My little Tess (Canine14 named her) is home. Lisa just dropped her off and she is home!! She is in hiding and we are all giving her her space. She has my bedroom for the night to do as she pleases and my kids and I are camping out in the livingroom...at least until Tess feels comfortable. I'll keep you posted and hope to have some pictures of her looking alot happier and healthier. Thank-you Lisa for helping her.
August 22nd, 2005, 06:56 PM
It is exactly the right moment! Thanks to you and Canine14, this little girl has been snatched from the jaws of certain death and now has a brand new life. Very noble of you to give up your bedroom! We look forward to pics, her SPCA shot was truly pathetic.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments about Louis. I was a bit of a zombie today, but I'm glad he went as he did, two days too late, probably, but it was the right thing to do.
August 22nd, 2005, 09:19 PM
That's wonderful news cpietra. Thanks to you and Lisa!!:)
August 23rd, 2005, 08:57 AM
Yes,thank you to all involved rescuing poor little Tess :thumbs up
I am hoping she will soon see that life can be wonderful,no need to hide anymore.
I guess the SPCA,never checked on her health since she would have been slated to die?
But lugging her in to a vet right now,will probably traumatize her even more..
I would love to see some pics of a happy,DRY Tess,I bet she's beautiful :love: Thank's Lisa(once again!) and Pietra for being absolutely wonderful!!!!
August 24th, 2005, 11:23 AM
Any news? How is she doing?
August 24th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Tess has finally ventured out of my underwear drawer and is now on my bed. She will let me approach and pet her and on a good hour she will purr for me. She seems to pick and choose when she wants to purr. She loves being rubbed on her nose. All in all she seems to be coming around....once she feels comfy enough to approach me on her own...than comes the intro to the rest of the family...the cats and the dog... :eek: She is delightful and I can't wait when she shows her true self. Medically she is sneezing and has a runny nose and her right eye seems to be watering. I will give it a few days and see how she is doing. I really don't want to take her out of this environment just yet. If it worsens , she will unfortunately have no choice. She sort of reminds me of Misty...(who I am still searching for) and I hope that some day they will meet. I will keep you posted as the months go by and I will soon take a picture and show you who she really is. Again...I want to thank you Lisa, because I know she would not be here today if it weren't for all your hard work and time. Thanks again
August 25th, 2005, 11:01 AM
Just wanted to let you know that Tess has actually rubbed her head to my head to say goodmorning...at least that is how I interpreted the gesture and she licked my face...on the other hand she has yet to get a warm welcome from my other cats. She has gotten hisses and growls, but she really does not seem to care. I am slowly getting my cats use to her smell so this process will take a few weeks...until then a few noses will be out of joint, I guess. :)
August 25th, 2005, 12:20 PM
I knew she would be a great cat.
Keep up the good work,
Lisa and the gang.
August 25th, 2005, 04:13 PM
You seem to know exactly what to do and I am sure eventually Tess will get accepted,but it takes time..I am glad she does not seem to care.
Is she otherwise ok?Eating,going in the bix etc..?
Tess is one lucky little girl,that's for sure,please keep updating us of any small progress and as soon as you're able to a pic,please.
I still have that sad picture of her in my head,wet and terrified. :sad: until an angel came and saved her. :thumbs up
August 26th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Tess seems to have a really bad cold. She has both eyes that are running and her nose. she sneezes and she is now breathing with her mouth open. I know this is not the right forum to use , but is this just a normal cold or should I worry. With all the strays I have taken in, this is a first. I know she is having trouble breathing, but I don't want to stress her anymore than I have to, so if this is normal behavior in a cat with a cold please let me know. Thanks
She also refused to eat anything this morning..probably because she can't smell.
August 26th, 2005, 10:32 AM
Pietra,in this case I think it's worth the stress on Tess,before she gets too sick,cats tend to fail rapidly.It could be just a cold,but also some respiratory problem and hopefully a treatment of antibiotics can fix her up.I would take her to the vet now,especially if she's not eating,I suspect she is not fat to begin with..Good Luck!
August 26th, 2005, 10:49 AM
She is still under my name at the vet. They have prescribed antibiotics and I will pick them up and deliver them to you this afternoon. This way, she doesn't even have to go to the vet. In the meantime, they said that she needs supportive care and that you need to feed her if she is not eating.
I will see you later,
August 26th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Lisa to the rescue again :thumbs up :highfive:
August 26th, 2005, 01:13 PM
Thanks...I got your message. I will be home. She did finally eat. probably to get me out of her face. I kept opening her mouth to place some in and she finally started to eat...after a long sigh on her part and what I took as a "alright already..just get away from me" attitude. :fingerscr I hope she keeps up her spirit because there's enough for both of us. Thanks again Lisa
August 26th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Poor Tess, I bet she ended up with the cold because of so much stress! I looked at that SPCA site again (did not realize it was an older thrread or should I say reactivated one) and it occured to me that everyone of those cats were staring at the camera as if they were terriefied out of their poor little minds!! The pix seemed like photos you see taken of people who have just been arrested. It must be a horrible place and cannot have helped Tess. I thought the SPCA was suppsoed to actuallu help cats - (said rhetorically). I know most of them mean well and the Mtl one prob has so many cats but could they not make a little effort? The Surrey and Vancouver SPCA sites have movies of the kitties so one can see the cat in action - and little bios. That site does not even name them - so depersonalized! Sighhhhhhhhhhh!!
August 26th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Listen Cyber just getting these pics online is a triumph. They are so swamped/dumb/out of it at the Montreal SPCA, this is Progress.
August 26th, 2005, 09:59 PM
So glad this poor baby has been saved. cpietra, I'm sorry you never found your own kitty (I remember posting her on our site) :(, but glad this baby has a chance, thanks to you and Lisa! :thumbs up
August 27th, 2005, 08:38 AM
I brought the meds over last night. Cpietra has done wonders with this cat in making her more comfortable around people, and in only a few days! She is the IDEAL home and a loving, compassionate animal lover. I wish everyone were like her.
August 27th, 2005, 08:46 AM
Thank you Lisa,that's good to hear :thumbs up Not that I ever doubted Pietras compassion..
Now we can just hope Tess will hurry up and get well :love:
The pic of her from HS,looks like she has longish hair,I bet she's a beautiful lucky little girl.
August 27th, 2005, 10:42 AM
What a great night. Tess slept more at peace without as much sneezing. Thank you Lisa for the meds, they seem to be working and she has more energy today...I realize that it may be too soon to tell having just given her her second dose, but i already see her breathing without having to open her mouth. Boy does she have alot to say...as soon as I open the door she gets up and keeps on talking...I am trying to borrow a digital camera so that I can show the before and after shot. I think I may send it to the SPCA and the newspapers just to show that no matter what cats look like, with just a little attention they can become a great member of a family. It may shame the SPCA into the realization that they don't need to destroy every animal that seems to be on its last leg...ok maybe not...but maybe give people the chance to adopt older and sick animals...hey miracles can happen :angel:
September 19th, 2005, 02:19 PM
I have afew pictures of Tess, but I have yet to figure out how to put them in my thread...anyone can help?Please
September 19th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Pietra,when you write a reply,you scroll down and click "attachment",then you click"browse" and choose your pic,then click"upload".
You might have to resize your pic...
I LOVE to see a pic of beautiful Tess. :love: and I hope she is doing good!
September 19th, 2005, 04:13 PM
Ok I am doing everything that chico2 said..I hope you can see her.
September 19th, 2005, 04:16 PM
This is Tess at the SPCA..reason to put her down. They assumed her to be a senior.
September 19th, 2005, 04:17 PM
This is Tess actually age between 2-4 years of age.
September 19th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Awww Pietra,thank's!!What a little beauty Tess is,she's all eyes,HUGE eyes :love:
I would definetly give HS a before and after picture,not to make them feel bad,but just to show what can be done for a doomed little beauty.
It was definetly her lucky day,when you came along!!
Are you keeping her,Or is she a foster-cat??
Thank's also to Canine14,who would go to any lenght for an animal in need :love:
September 19th, 2005, 04:50 PM
She's so beautiful!! It makes me so mad to think she was going to be put down!
September 19th, 2005, 04:52 PM
I am keeping her. She sort of grows on you. Actually that is why I ended up with 5 cats and 2 dogs. They were all sick, without mothers or cougar bate...ready to be put down. I found homes for many until I decided that many were starting to grow on me. Anyway until I get a farm I think I will add one more cat to my family ...and a dog....but I promised my landlord I would not bring in more than four at any one time...so I will have to wait.
September 19th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Pietra,that is great news for Tess,I can understand how you could never give this pretty little girl to someone else,the same way I could not give my Vinnie to anyone else,as I was supposed to.
Here's my Vinnie,another little angel :love:
September 19th, 2005, 05:31 PM
what a beauty...His eyes are so amazing...they really get into your heart..don't they. The minute Tess rubbed her face to mine I knew I probably would end up keeping her...not to mention she teases the other cats to the point of insanity. They can't figure why she runs sideways when they growl at her and Winnie (my lab) can't understand why Tess keeps grabbing her nose every time she gets close to her.
September 19th, 2005, 06:58 PM
wow cpietra!... What a magical transformation. Such a beautiful Kitty. She has gone from terror to joy because of you.
Thanks for posting her "after" pic.
September 19th, 2005, 07:01 PM
wow cpietra!... What a magical transformation. Such a beautiful Kitty. She has gone from terror to joy because of you.
Thanks for posting her "after" pic.
I agree!!! What a beautiful kitty. It takes somebody with real compassion and love to take the before kitty to the after kitty. You are incredibly wonderful for giving this kitty a home and its health. :grouphug: :love:
September 19th, 2005, 07:16 PM
maybe we should have an inspiring before and after photo forum here. What with extreme makeovers being so trendy and all.
September 19th, 2005, 08:27 PM
I could just kiss that little snout, she is magnificent. Congratulations!
September 19th, 2005, 09:36 PM
O M G...I"m so glad I knew about the happy ending prior to seeing that "Before" picture. That's enough to tear anyone's heart out, if they have a heart.
Thank you SO much for helping this sweet baby!!!
September 19th, 2005, 09:49 PM
She looks fanstastic. Her "before" picture has been engraved in my memory and that is how I imagine her. Thanks for giving us a new picture of a happy, healthy and loved Tess. I showed the pictures to my husband, who stuck his head in her cage at the SPCA and spent a half an hour with her to get her comfortable, and he was ecstatic at the change.
Congratulations and thank you for being such a kind soul.
September 20th, 2005, 06:57 AM
Lisa,Thank-you for getting her out when you did . She is happy and healthy today because of you. I am and will always be greatful to you and your husband. Thank-you
September 20th, 2005, 08:23 AM
Aww Pietra,this happy-ending post,just brings you to tears,but happy-tears,for little Tess :love:
By what I read,you have introduced Tess to the rest of your critter-family,no mayor fights or anything???
Tess looks kind of small,but knowing female cats,she can probably stand her ground :D
September 20th, 2005, 09:44 AM
Tess was introduced to the rest of the family on her terms. After two weeks I opened the door and she had a choice of going out or not. She ventured out with alot of hissing from my other kitties. But she stood her ground..she would tease them by running away and popping up when they least expect it. No trouble or any injuries. I am leaving it up to them to sort this out. My other cats are not that much bigger then Tess...they just like to think they are and they have the extra fur to make them appear like they are.
September 27th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Just a quick update on the beautiful and angelic Tess :angel: Well maybe beautiful..but still has a long road ahead to get to the angelic part!!!! She decided to go the "raw food diet" way. I had a 1/4lb of lean ground beef sitting on the counter, ready to be turned into a hamburger for my 7 year old son who had been craving for one all week. Anyway I left the room for 10 minutes, something I have always done because my other cats and dog would never and have never shown any interest in getting on any counter for any food..unless it was actually set in front of them in their own bowls. SO, upon re-entering the Kitchen I realized that I was missing a key ingredient for making hambuger. After a quick look around, I went to each darling and looked them in the eye...but no one looked guilty enough until I got to Tess; who came out flirting with her purrs. She almost got away with it ( why and how could a small helpless cat ever do that, I thought) until I noticed a trail of meat leading under my bed and a peice of meat still wrapped around her whisker. Oh she's beautiful, even with meat hanging from her face, but angelic...I THINK NOT. This one will keep me onmy toes :eek:
September 27th, 2005, 09:00 PM
I love Tess updates. She looks great. What a character though!
September 28th, 2005, 08:25 AM
Tess looks lovely!! Love the before and after pix- you have done so well with her!!!!
I wonder if like some ferals, she had been hungry so often that she thought she had to save food? Poor baby tho she is in a good place now!!
September 28th, 2005, 08:38 AM
Pietra,I had the same experience with Vinnie,maybe it was because he was found alone and scrounging for food,but he would steal hot-dogs,once even a cucumber(long english one)other food-stuff and drag it downstairs.
I never thought of leaving anything on the counter,Rocky and Chico do not like people-food,but Vinnie eats anything :eek: Still an :angel: though :D
Tess looks so sweet...
September 28th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Cyberkitten and Chico2, I agree with you both. Until the Hamburger hiest I never noticed how much Tess comes around when we have food . My other pets must have known this way before the "humans" realised. You see, before Tess they were all grazers and now they seem to eat all their food in one sitting. I guess we will all have to change our behavior until Tess realizes that she will always have food in her bowl. She is also getting braver, she makes her way to Crunchie or Misty, and even Winnie, my lab, and sticks her face right underneath theirs and eats their food. I think my animals are not sure how to deal with this behavior, so they just leave....Tess is obviously a charmer. :D :angel:
September 28th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Pietra,it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling reading about how well she's doing..
I feed my 3 cats their wet food in one bowl each,Vinnie will eat his,but one eye is always checking out Rocky's and Chico's bowls,to make sure they don't finish theirs :D
However Vinnie is not skinny as Tess,so I have to watch him not let him eat everything,but a times I forget and find him partying between the 3 dishes :D
September 28th, 2005, 07:25 PM
chico2...Winnie and Tess sound like they treat this whole feeding like a buffet. Tess goes from one bowl to the other too. I just have to be careful with the dog food. Winnie is very accommodating; last year Winnie had to deal with my two year old stealing her food, now its the cat, :yuck: I don't know how much more Winnie will deal with. One of these days I can imagine she will back up her bowl and toy, tie them to a string and leave this house all together :p