Hey guys, can't really think straight right now...
Yesterday I got a 4 years old cat off Kijiji.ca, the owner was moving and couldn't keep him at her new place. She gave me everything for free, litter
box, food, extra litter, treats, toys, very nice woman. She was crying and made me promise to send her pictures of Oscar every now and then.
So I brought Oscar to my apartment yesterday and he seemed healthy, although he was very shy and stayed most of the evening hidden under the couch he
came to sleep in my bed in the middle of the night.
This morning I woke up and he was still sleeping, he seemed very tired and weak, even though I shaked the treats bag or gave him food he wouldn't
come. I don't know the cat yet so I thought, its a cat, he's fat, its probably just laziness... He seemed alright, he was breathing regularly,
following my movements with his eye but he wouldn't get off his bed. I took him and moved him around to see if he would stand on his feet, nope -
right back to laying on its side. I thought he really is tired or maybe stressed from moving into a new place... Didn't think too much about it. I
left and spent the evening at a friend and I called the owner and asked her if the cat was usually active and she told me that he was usually very
playful and active.
I came back home at 3 am and the cat was in the middle of my living room, not breathing, no apparent pulse.... Tried to wake him up.. Even tried to
drop some water over its face.. no reaction. I've owned multiple cats before and never had anything like that before, never had an animal dying of
anything under my care. I had to put the body in a plastic bag until I can dispose of him properly tomorrow and it feels so wrong.
I can't express how I feel right now, he did not appear to be sick... I really don't understand and I feel so, so bad about it. I feel horrible
because I'm thinking if I had knew the cat or if the woman had seem him she would've picked that something was wrong with him right away and he might
still be alive now. She seemed very attached to it, she cried when he was leaving and now after 24 hours in my possession it died. How am I supposed
to explain that to her. He seemed like a very nice, affectionate cat. She gave me papers that shows he had the proper vaccines / pest control and he
was fixed. Anyone has an idea about what could have happened?
Can't go back to sleep right now and can't call anyone at this time of the night and I had to get it off my chest. Thank you ATS for
edit on 8-3-2015 by MrMaybeNot because: (no reason given)