As a cat owner or a rescuer, we are often faced with the situation when a pet cat or a street cat has reached the end of his/her final days, due to old age, illness or injury. How do we deal with the situation when it reaches a critical stage during which we have to decide whether to put the cat down or continue to help her fight to live on?
8 years ago, I brought this particular friendly stray calico cat for spaying. I caught her without any effort by simply feeding her with some food and opening up the carrier, after which she walked in and made herself comfortable. I shut the door and as I brought her back, she neither struggled or made any noise. She was kept in the carrier till the next morning without any food and water in preparation for the surgery. Continue reading