What do you do when your cat scratches?
A cat has been left scratching on the floor in her cage after a confrontation with her owner, leaving the pet with a cracked lip and a scratch on her face.
The cat, who had been left in her home for three weeks, had recently returned home from a cat show, but the cat had become upset by a cat that had recently been in the house, said Lori Sainz, executive director of the Cat Rescue Foundation of New York.
“She’s not the only one that’s scratching on her,” SainZ said.
The incident happened Tuesday evening in Queens.
A woman was on her way home from an outdoor event when she noticed the cat scratching on a floor in the cat’s cage, according to SainS, who said the woman was “absolutely horrified.”
Sainzo said she and her team were called to the house and the woman went inside to get help.
“There were some cat bites, and she came out and her face was very red and swollen,” Sainsz said.
“Her lips were bleeding, and her teeth were also bleeding, as well.”
The cat was taken to an emergency veterinarian in Manhattan and her lip was repaired, Sainze said.
When the cat returned home, Sainsze said the owner, who was not named, gave the cat a brand-new collar and put her into a crate.
The next day, the cat went to the shelter for her next surgery, but Sainzes was unsure how long she would be with the cat.
“The cat’s a very, very gentle cat, so she needs a lot of care,” Sinesz said, adding that she has heard people say the cat was not as responsive as other cats, and that she would not let her leave the house without it.
“This is the first time we’ve ever heard of an incident like this, and we have not had any problems with cats scratching,” she said.
Sainszo said the Cat Aid Society was set up to rescue stray and abused animals.
“We don’t get the opportunity to rescue all the time, but we do get the chance to take cats out of shelters and adopt them into loving homes,” she added.
“When a cat bites someone, that cat is going to bite back, and the CatAid Society is going as a last resort.
We need to have the resources to make sure we can keep this cat safe.”
The Cat Aid Foundation of the United States is a non-profit organization that helps rescue and rehome abandoned, abused and neglected cats and kittens.
It is also a charity that has worked to educate pet owners about animal welfare issues, said Sainzz.
The Cat Rescue Society also has its own Facebook page.
Sainzl said the organization is planning to meet with the owner and find out what is in the Cat’s best interest.
“If she has a new home and is happy and healthy, we will be able to take her back to a loving home,” Sinez said of the owner.
Sinesze said she hopes the cat will be well for the rest of the day.
“I’m very happy that this cat has a wonderful home,” she noted.
“And I hope the Cat has a safe, happy, happy life with her forever.”