Originally Posted by 14+kitties
Just to reiterate - a no kill shelter means that adoptable cats
do not get killed. It does not mean that older cats, feral cats, stray cats, etc do not make it past three days.
So glad you pointed this out.
I also want to note that I took a very adoptable 13 year old cat that did not make it even to see the vet at the shelter. He was deemed unadoptable only due to his age and put on death row immediately. Luckily I was there evaluating a dog when this happened. I cannot imagine he being euthanized in such a horribly cold environment by those that are immuned to emotion. It is very mechanically done and no animal deserves this.
If you have exhausted all avenues then I agree that the best course of action is to have him euthanized with you holding him so that he is in arms of love and not those of indifference.
Good luck - I personally feel that excellent advice has been given and you will get good results.
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