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Q: Please Help Marten?

June 3, 2011 | By Ches21 | 4 answers | Expired: 1225 days ago

Ches21

Marten is a stray kitty and if the rescue here can't take him what should I do it is a garentee that the humane socitey would put Marten down instantly cause not only is he a skiddish stray but he is also injured badly I know I need to get him to some one to help him as soon as possible but unless absolutley necasserry I don't want him to be put down. Marten is bluish gary with a white patch on his chest and a white spot under his nose that makes him appear to have a permanet milk mustache. Marten is sorta skiddish even more since he was injured but I can get close enough to pet him and to pick him up by the scruff of his neck to put him in a pet carrier. So if anyone has any ideas for me just in case the rescue can't take him let me know he would need time in foster care so he could get to know that people are okay. Charlie was chasing him earlier and being mean for some reason I have no idea why though. So Please let me know your ideas to help out Marten?

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Jun 08, 2011

I think people have offered suggestions to you before about finding other rescue groups in your area who might be willing to help with your situation concerning stray animals. Almost every one of us has been in a situation where we had to reach out for help. Don't just look to your big shelters and rescues. Do your research and find small area rescue groups who are committed to the cause. The way I did it, prob. the way most of the other did it too if they didn't know of a group, was to google animal rescue in my area and then start sending out emails. Within a few hours I started getting emails and phone calls back from networkers and rescue volunteers. Pretty soon my stray dog was being networked all over the state and beyond and found a group within days. You have to be proactive to get the ball rolling. Once you make those connections you'll always have them for the next animal and they always expand as long as you keep up a good reciprocal relationship. It's hard for us to help you when we're scattered all over the country. But you have the power to do this. Just use your computer and start reaching out to these groups.

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Jillian
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Jun 07, 2011

Many cats that are skiddish outside calm down quite a bit once they settle into a new home. The best chance he'd have is for you to vet him and adopt him out. Most injuries only require antibiotics, which are normally very cheap. Your other option would be to adopt him out as is, requesting a $20 rehoming fee. To justify that fee you can buy a single dose of Frontline or Advantage from your vet, since you'll be reimbursed once he's adopted. Adopters can also pay rehoming fees by donating them to a shelter or rescue of your choice if you can't get the flea meds.
Though most people on here will probably tell you not to use craigslist, it's what I always use and I've had great adopters. When using craigslist, just be sure to screen everyone. Ask every question you can think of - other animals? children's ages? How often are they home? Do they declaw? Especially get them talking about their other animals or past pets they've had. They should ramble on a bit and this gives you a good indication of the type of person they are. If something raises a red flag, tell them it's not the right home for this particular cat and move on.
If Marten is really suffering and you can't wait for a home, have him put down.

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daryl b.
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Jun 08, 2011

ches try just sitting outside maybe on the ground and maybe he will come to you on his own. it is never wrong to ask questions. that is the smart way

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