We have around 36 cats at the moment in the refuge and 10 family cats and wormed them all last night. I usually wear my motorbike jacket and a pair of welders gaunlets and safety goggles as a lot of them go mental even before they're wrapped in a towel. The worst is when the cats come to us we have to bath them in a insecticidal shampoo, thats when you can pick up some really good lacerations if you're lucky, my wife and I have 'who's got the best cat wound' competitions. All good fun though.
Good you are looking after cats
Mine was an old ex feral family cat, it had been wild for a couple of years prior to being forced into someone's garage in the winter where the guy tried to take it in but it beat the crap out of his existing cats so it had to go. My neighbour worked at a vets and she already took on too destined for the needle cats ( one was a Turkish Van and yes it was regularly seen in the pond swimming about), and so took this one on but it scrapped with the existing cats so faced with the needle again I took it on and what a bundle of problems that cat was, a long haired cat in pain with heavily matted hair, I could feel the knots right up against it's skin, so it was soak cat hair in coconut butter to loosen the knots and then cut them out with scissors the ones that could not be teased out. I got the low growls, but she didn't fight back, perhaps she guessed I was trying to help her. After that my cat could be easily moulded with coconut butter and so she got a spoonful of it every day which was fab for her coat, it never knotted again.
I passed the cat to my mother last xmas as her problems were too much for me and she was eating more than me, but my sister rescues unwanted animals and looks after them, so she had the cat checked out and found it was a very old cat with kidney problems and now I am told a possible brain tumour as one of her legs is paralysed, but she is still happy enough, so my sister is one that will not destroy an animal if it appears to be having some quality of life. But in the year she has been looking after the cat she notices it is a very solitary cat and will not go near humans by choice, so there is perhaps some bad history there, which could be why she ended up feral. But my parents place is a big detached house with half acre garden, the cat is sorted, but it won't go outside. Poor cat.
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