Originally Posted by Breella
At 7 months old she will be lucky to survive the birth, and any kittens that survive would be lucky too. I speak from experience. I am a kitten raiser with a cat rescue in my area. I take in Queens that are too far along to abort, Queens who already have had their kittens and kittens that are surrendered/found with no mothers. I can't begin to tell you about the number of kittens a year that die even under my care because of disease, birth defects, abandoned by their Queens... The barn owner should look into a spay abortion for her if they invested that much money in her already. (sorry, it's a sore subject for me but there are so many kittens/cats that need homes.)
On a lighter note there is a cat named Parker at my barn who hangs out in the rafters above my stall. I'm always worried that he'll fall in and spook Topaz and get hurt :-/ silly barn cats.
She will be going to the vet in a few days, and he's going to give them his opinion but they really do not want to do a spay abortion unless necessary. She is quite far along too, they did not realize she was pregnant until they felt the kittens moving (she's always been really "plump"). She will probably have a C-section however.
All of the toms that have been hanging around are being caught and neutered, btw.
Oh, I understand the overpopulation issue, I work with a dog rescue myself and "accidents" drive me crazy. My own animals are ALL spayed/neutered and my cats are 100% indoor. If any of the kittens survive, I will probably take one, too.
All of the cats, pigs, chickens, and ducks hang out with Parker
He usually enjoys it, unless they don't stop bugging him! Posted via Mobile Device