By Mum2be - 15/8/2021 04:01

Alas…

Today, I saved a kitten from the streets, cleaned her up and asked the vet what I should do with her because she was the sweetest thing and my cat has a highly contagious illness. The vet had to put her down. FML
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By  Vesi  |  28

What.. and I cannot stress this enough.. TF?? A quick google search should have yielded a rescue or TNR group in your area who could have collected the kitten. I would have picked up kitten, turned around and walked out of ANY vet who's immediate response was euthanasia for no good reason.

By  RichardPencil  |  30

I'm sorry to hear that.

I did the same thing with a puppy that turned out to have distemper and needed to be put down right away.

You can get pets from shelters, but I've heard some also distribute diseased animals (hopefully unknowingly.) I hope you find a good, healthy one!

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By  Vesi  |  28

What.. and I cannot stress this enough.. TF?? A quick google search should have yielded a rescue or TNR group in your area who could have collected the kitten. I would have picked up kitten, turned around and walked out of ANY vet who's immediate response was euthanasia for no good reason.

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  Plop  |  14

Even without the other cat's illness, the kitten may already have been hurt beyond saving after being left in the street, which the vet might have figured out during the examination. The OP did say that she saved it from the street, not just found or picked up. It does sound strange to me that it would be due to the other cat's illness, since the other cat is presumably living with it, so I doubt that the kitten being briefly exposed to it would have warranted putting it down (and that's already somewhat doubtful since I assume OP would have made sure the kitten and her cat don't get near each other). Also, it sounds like it is OP's usual vet, who didn't put her own cat down for its disease.

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  Vesi  |  28

Did you miss the " ANY vet who's immediate response was euthanasia for no good reason" part? Cuz OP does not say ANYTHING about the kitten having any issues that would result in needing to euthanize. I already covered that part. But thanks!

By  RichardPencil  |  30

I'm sorry to hear that.

I did the same thing with a puppy that turned out to have distemper and needed to be put down right away.

You can get pets from shelters, but I've heard some also distribute diseased animals (hopefully unknowingly.) I hope you find a good, healthy one!