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Old July 12th, 2010, 09:20 PM
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oh boy won't believe what i have

ok first of i know i've been gone a long time. lets just say i don't have a computer and i couldn't remember the addy for this fourm. i forgot to write it down before i gave my brother my computer to upgrade. anyway i'll post that story in another post

my problem or situation is i found a kitten tonight. "he" i think its a he lol is pure white. i remember hearing something about white cats being deaf. he's super skinny and well super cuddly. he's so cute. but i just realized that i've been talking and my phone has been ringing and well he's not waking up just sleeping away on my chest.

hubby wants me to take him to the humanie society. i was going to but not sure if he turns out to be deaf if he will be adopted? if he is deaf i'm so glad i didn't leave him on that street. he's looking young too about 5 weeks. he's either going to my vet tomorrow or the humanie society i'm not sure yet
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:10 PM
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I have a friend who got a white deaf kitten. She gets his attention by stamping on the floor and by 5 months he's really good at reading her hand signals for various things. The only thing is he meows louder than any of her other cats. I noticed that old cats when they go deaf get louder too. How can you not keep a cuddly white cat? Go for it!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:13 PM
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Good luck MWW!! I have a feeling you may be adding another small one to your family. How can hubby turn away a poor baby with issues?
You should see my big tough guy with the newbies here. He loves holding them. I bring one out of the bedroom and he is reaching for it. Just don't tell him I just told everyone.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Sounds like he is a real cutie and has stolen your heart already. I really wonder if he is meant to be yours.

Although white cats with two blue eyes are more likely to be deaf and white cats with one blue eye are more likely to be deaf in one ear, this is not a given. However, if this little guy has not been responding to sounds, he may very well be deaf (unless he is just extremely tired and relaxed). I would do some other noise tests to see if you get any reactions.

Since so many people are looking for that "perfect" kitty, he definitely stands far less of a chance of being adopted if he is deaf.

I don't know if your humane society is no-kill, but if you are unable to keep him for whatever reason, please don't take him anywhere unless it is to a rescue or a no-kill shelter.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:44 AM
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It does sound as if he's found his , MWW! What does the Feline Trio think of him? I think if he gets three paws up, he should stay. (Yeah, easy for me to say from here, eh? )
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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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I've seen over and over again that "found" little souls arrive on our doorstep or in front of our car etc. for a reason. It seems that you have been chosen for this little white bundle
I've never dealt with a deaf kitten but have dealt with a deaf pup and he acclimated really well to his forever home with very few modifications. The other posters are right though, he will stand less of a chance of placement at the HS so if you decide not to keep him, please contact a reputable rescue that will be willing to work with a special needs kitten for placement.
I can't help thinking that he came to you for a reason however. A month ago, I almost hit a collie puppy with my car, I got out and with the help of other drivers corralled him and knocked on doors for two hours (he of course had no chip, tag or ID). I took him home and my daughters boyfriend asked if he could visit his parents as they had just said goodbye to their collie two months earlier due to cancer. No pup has ever been in the right place at the right time, and I have no doubt that he was sent here to join that family. After newspaper ads, many notifications etc. with no owner coming forward (I would have been dubious to return him to such irresponsible folks anyway) Jake is now a doted on family member and is where he was meant to be.
Could this kitten have been guided to you for a reason ?????
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Old July 13th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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I know it's a fact, but still it's hard for me to believe a deaf kitten would have LESS of a chance at being adopted. I would be drawn to it even more.

Hope s/he finds a happy home- if s/he hasn't already
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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:37 PM
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update

sorry its been a couple days its been hetic here.

First of all the kitty is at the vet at the moment. He has been there since yesterday. He is not eating on his own. they are force feeding him at the moment. he's very lethargic and kind of depressed. so far they/we have done

he's been treated for fleas
he's on fluids at the moment
he's deyhradrated
they think he is about 5 weeks old
he only weighs 1.9 pounds so he's under weight
poor thing has been given vitamins meds to try to stimulate his appetite he's been dewormed he has been peeing but has not had a bowel movement yet could be because he's not eating solid food really.
it seems he is deaf and a little blind he has no reacation to sounds or quick movements.
he's very cuddly loves to be held and crys if you put him down.
apparently sometimes he runs around and trys to climb his cage but then he's back to sleeping and just sitting around.

(sorry spaced so werid i have been up since 430am to work and then went to vets to visit the little one)

Well hubby and i talked he's worried about his allergy's acting up with having a 4th cat and the amount of money it will cost. so far his aunt said she would take him. but she doesn't know that he also maybe blind i don't know if that will affect her answer. i already told hubby that if we aren't keeping him and his aunt doesn't want him i' personally going to find him a home with someone who will take care of him. so far my cats do not like him. eclipse really freaked out and hissed and growled at me. he attacked stormy and was unhappy the whole day the kitten was here. so at this point i don't know what is the fate of this little guy. actually at the moment hubby has named him cloud.

so the plan tomorrow if he's still not eating is to do more blood work and see how his kidneys, liver and so on are doing.

Any body have some ideas how to get this little guy to eat. i mean he literary turned his nose up at the food. its so heart breaking. the good news is though he's been tested for leukemia/aids and he doesn't have that.

say some prayers the little guy. i'll bring my camera tomorrow so i can get some pics.
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