Thursday, August 27, 2009

Poor Kitten Had To Be Put To Sleep

On 7 August 2009 at about 9pm, I was walking towards the direction of the Nasi Lemak stall when I spotted a black cat staring intensely at one motionless thing at the back lane of an office block. Before I could determine what it was, he launched a fierce and merciless attack at the thing. To my horror, it was a kitten. I could hear the piercing scream of the black cat and the sharp painful scream of the kitten. Without hesitation, I took my slipper off and threw it at the black cat as I ran toward their direction. My slipper didn’t hit any part of his body but it did frighten him and he scampered away.

The poor kitten was gasping for breath and his heartbeat was fast. I soothed him by patting his head and body and to let him know that I meant no harm. I noticed several clumps of his furs on the ground. He was bruised and lying on his side. He tried to crawl away but I stopped him. I was very sure he was attacked by the black cat not for once but repeatedly before I went to his rescue.

I gave him some water. He must be totally exhausted. When he tried to crawl away again, that was when I noticed that his hind legs were not moving properly. He couldn’t sit. He couldn’t walk. All he could do was crawl. I fear for the worst for him.

I told my friend and we decided to bring him home. Tomorrow morning, we would get another friend to send us to the vet. I slept in the guestroom with the kitten. He woke up at 5am screaming in pain. I soothed him and gave him some water. Then, he fell asleep again. At 7am he woke up screaming again. I soothed him again. I took his picture as he stared into my eyes.

At 8am, our friend came to fetch us. We went to a vet in Shah Alam and the poor kitten was examined by the doctor. He was given injection and some medication. Since the vet doesn’t provide x-ray service, we were advised to bring the kitten to the Animal Hospital in order to determine if he had any fractured bones, punctured diaphragm and spinal injury.

Upon reaching the Animal Hospital, the kitten undergone a thorough check-up and was put on drip. After an hour of anxious waiting, we were so devastated when the doctor showed us the result of the x-ray. There were broken spine and broken leg. The doctor advised us to put him to sleep in order to end the poor kitten’s pain. We couldn’t hold back our tears anymore. My friend said his farewell to him. I said mine and I asked Lord Buddha to bless his soul as I patted him gently. His eyes were closed as he breathed lightly and calmly.


  1. Hi, it is a very noble thing that you are doing to the cats and kittens. Can I know on whether are you in KL? DO you normally go and check them out alone?

  2. omg!

    im sure he was very happy because u saved him!

    ur an angel!

  3. hi BlueDaisy

    I am in KL. Actually in Selangor.
    Yes, I check and feed them alone.
    Sometimes, when I am away and if my friend is free, he will help me to feed them.

  4. Hi F

    I am only trying to help a kitten in pain.
    I am glad that he is not suffering anymore even though it broke my heart to put him to sleep.

  5. Can I know how much do you normally spend on food?

  6. i spend about RM70+ per month on biscuits. If i give them fish, that will be additional cost, which is not much. :-)

  7. Sad :( n a fren used to adopt stray kittens. i remember once my fren brought home very weak kitten, we fed her, but she died the next day. my fren said, "its good that she died with so much food around her... not on the street" -Teruskan perjuangan anda ;)

  8. the irony is they don't have enough to eat when they are alive but more than enough to eat in their last moment. Like my friend said, the poor kitten received no attention and love when he was alive but was loved and cared for at his death bed. I told my friend and silently to myself that at least he didn't suffer and died peacefully.

    Saya akan teruskan perjuangan saya :-). Terima kasih atas sokongan anda :-) Saya amat menghargainya.

  9. god bless you my friend... and god bless the kitten.. :)
    i'm so proud of you...

  10. I wish you strength and peserverence to continue what you are doing to the kittens.... not everyone have the will power to do so.

    Just wondering, what is your feeding routine like? Do you mind some company?

  11. misterTAJ

    thank you!
    i will do my best to help the cats/kittens.

  12. BlueDaisy

    as long as I am able to, I will do what I can to help these poor cats.

    thanks for your offer but my feeding time is very irregular. It depends very much on a lot of factors, mainly time available :-)

  13. Hi,

    It is ok. No worries at all. I totally understand.

    Hmm... how come no more updates from your blog? Its nice to know those kittens are being taken care of.

    Take care.

  14. Hi there..

    so sorry.. i have been rather busy! I will be updating it soon :-)

    thanks for taking your time off your busy schedule to read my blog.

    appreciate it very much!

    you take care too.