Tuesday, August 3, 2010


She's gone.

After talking it over more with our local humane society, their recommendation was to put her to sleep. She's terrified of noise, so even if she did eventually find a new home, she'd spend the next days/weeks terrified, probably amping up her issues. Plus, being aggressive makes her harder to rehome, and the likelihood of finding someone who was willing to deal with the aggression, potty issues, and a terrified skittish cat?... it was looking fairly hopeless.

They said it seems more humane to sedate her and then let her go.

We feel awful.

And for the record, we simply told the girls that she found a "new home". They were sad but accepted that explanation.


clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh girl. I'm so sorry. What a horrible position to be in. What a horrible decision to have to make.

In the end, you did all you could do.

LoriD said...

It really sucks to be a grown-up sometimes. :-(

Swistle said...

Poor kitty. Poor family. Sad for you.

Sarah said...

I'm so so sorry. My fil took their dog in to be put down today, too- for aging/illness reasons, but still, a terrible and unenviable decision. I'm glad the girls didn't have to know, at least.

Kristin.... said...

I'm so sorry.