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May went into heat this morning.  I'm more than a little angry right now.

 

No, no, not at her.  She can't control her biology, after all.  And she's very, very affectionate right now, so it's giving us a chance to bond a little more closely.

 

No, I'm angry because this means she either entered her estrous cycle a month before she should have, or it means she was a month older but far smaller than she should have been when I found her.  Either of these indicates that she was even more malnourished and closer to dying than I realized at the time.  And it has me wondering how many of her siblings starved to death, because some worthless shit stain didn't have his/her cat spayed.

 

Spay or neuter your pets, people.  Just fucking do it.  Not because your pet is calmer, not because you want to keep your furniture clean, but to prevent baby animals from dying hungry and alone.  You have a responsibility, a moral imperative, to do that.  You also have my tears and rage to motivate you, if being an adult isn't reason enough.

 

Obviously, I can't take her to the vet now.  Even if the state hadn't reversed the relaxation on the pandemic control measures, the vet couldn't spay her until she was back to normal.  We'll wait this out and I'll set an appointment, hopefully before her next heat cycle (which should be some time in spring).

 

SPAY!  NEUTER!

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Our latest cat went into heat shortly after we adopted her. Pretty much nothing we could do about it because it was very sudden within a couple of days. On the plus side, it helped her get along with the other cat. Of course we took her in after it passed, which was fortunately right before the Pandemic started. Probably the biggest side effect was the fact that we had her in a room for the first three days because she was aggressive to the other cat. I refused to let her be locked in alone, so that room ended up being my room for that time as well, and I slept on a concrete floor. So as a result, she now follows me wherever I go. All the time. She's sleeping right behind me right now. 

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I dont like cats.  And its not their fault.  Its the fault of all the owners, specifically in my neighborhood, who do not even bother keeping their 'pets' at home, much less spaying or neutering them.  I have lost count of how many kittens have been born under my shed and around my yard.  So many ferrel cats in the neighborhood now I rarely see birds or squirrels.  

 

Spay and neuter your pets people, and keep them in your own area.  Leash laws apply to cats too, if I wanted cat shit in my yard I would get a cat.

 

I dont like cats, but its not their fault.

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People who intentionally breed their companion animals because they want puppies or kittens are always defensive and whiny when I add "spay and neuter" comments in their "look how cute the babies are" social media posts.

 

They always fall back on "we already arranged homes for all of them," which, even if it's true,  shows they are unaware that available homes are a limited resource.  Buying an animal condemns one already in the shelter system to death, mathematically,  and home birthing doesn't change that math.

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