Where I go running is either a drop off point for stray kittens or the hill itself has a bunch of breeders. On two recent occasions recently I’ve run into piteously mewling kittens where the path hits the road and everyone parks. The first wasn’t so bad. I checked him/her out for a bit, debated whether to adopt and then decided no. I did go buy some milk pudding at the 711 and set it out.
The second was tonight. This poor little thing was just sitting there when my girlfriend and I pulled up. We took a closer look and saw that he had some sort of eye disease. Both were weeping and scabby and generally f!#$&^ up. We went for our walk debating what to do. She hates cats but was as convinced as I that we couldn’t just leave it there.
On our return the kitten had dissapeared. I assume/hope that one of the kind animal-loving Taiwanese (ha) we passed on our walk had decided to do something.
My real question is what to do when you discover an animal that needs help and you don’t want to take it home? I’m not planning to live in Taiwan much longer and don’t wish a pet.
Is there a place that one can take a sick animal? Is there an agency to call? How much does a vet cost? And then having paid the vet, what are the options?