This is my kitty Luna. She was attacked by one of my parents cats near a month ago now and her third eyelid got torn. Thankfully we got her to the vet and we got it all fixed up, however I need to get her out of this house before this or something worse happens again.
I moved back in with my parents and brought my cat with me, it wasn’t a problem to begin with, but lately Luna has been getting attacked by my parents cats and terrorized by their puppy. My parents cats had no problem with Luna before, but I don’t know what changed because now they chase after her and she runs down the hallway and opens the cabinets to hide in them so that the other cats can’t get her; it happens at all hours of the day, which sucks, because my dad works nights and then he’s constantly woken up because my poor cat is trying not to get beat up by the other cats or terrorized by my parents pitbull puppy. If she can’t get in the cabinets quick enough and one of the doors to my younger siblings’ rooms are open, she will run in and hide somewhere in there until she feels safe enough to come out. Unfortunately, I don’t have a room, my bed is currently in the computer room (which has no doors, by the way) so I am incapable of keeping her safe in my room. Even if I had doors into the room, it’s the family computer room, so everyone comes in and out whenever they need or want to use the computer, which would either let Luna run out or the other animals in.
It has gotten to the point that my cat gets kicked outside because she tries to hide or fight back and makes a lot of noise while doing so. And then when she gets put outside while I’m not home, she gets chased by the puppy in our backyard. She ends up jumping the fence to get away, either into our neighbors yards or the front yard, and we live right near a busy street, which causes me to worry that she may get hit by a car and I won’t ever know. My parents think that she’s the problem and refuse to stop putting her outside just because of my worry.
I’m currently looking for work myself, trying to get a job anywhere, however I’ve had no luck with any of the places that I’ve applied to or had interviews at and I really need to get her out of this house, but I do not want to give her up. I took her to the vet as soon as I saw her eye and I have a follow up visit to be sure that the saline rinse they gave me for the continuous swelling of her eye has worked. Vet visits in our area are expensive though, $150 just for the visit, not counting the cost of having them snip the loose piece off and the saline rinse, and without having a job currently while having to pay my parents rent, my money is running out. (I’m also hoping to get her tested for as much as I can to make sure she hasn’t picked up anything while outside.) I elected to go with a payment plan to pay off the vet bills, but I need help due to my funds running out and getting extra money to get out of my parents house so that something like this doesn’t happen again.
I know that it is unlikely that I will get near the total amount that I am asking for, but I’m asking for that much for a couple of reasons. One, because I want to make sure Luna will be alright and that I won’t have to worry about her disappearing or being constantly attacked while inside. Two, because the cheapest apartments in the area that aren’t completely horrible are around $650-$700 a month with the up front deposit of the same amount, plus the pet deposit of $200, and I would like to make sure that I have enough funds to keep a roof over our heads while I continue to search for a job.
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