Family 'Heartbroken' After Euthanizing Abandoned Kitten

Abandoned in Ridgewood, 2 lbs. kitten "Daisy" had to be put down after contracting what veterinarians believe was pneumonia, according to the adopted family.

A small, malnourished black kitten was euthanized after likely contracting pneumonia, according to the resident who took the cat in.

In June, Kenilworth Road resident Roger Williamson took home a shy-but-sweet 2 lbs. black kitten that was found dumped in the quiet neighborhood. The female kitten had ear mites and appeared in relatively poor health.

The Williamson family, already with a black cat in tow, was reluctant to shake up the house order with another pet and hoped a good family would adopt the kitten.

"No one came forward and we ended up naming her Daisy," Roger Williamson told Patch Thursday. "Unfortunately she came down with pneumonia (best guess by multiple vets) and we had to have her euthanized today.

"Needless to say our hearts are broken. In just over 3 weeks she had become a vital part of our lives. Our only consolation is that we at least gave her a little happiness in her short life."

Williamson said the family is seeking a new black kitten to fill the void.

"We had so much fun with her and she seemed so special and grateful that we would like to try again," he said.

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thetentwoman July 13, 2012 at 07:37 PM
you are an angel.
dst July 13, 2012 at 08:07 PM
thetentwoman, We sure wish we could keep him. I think your girls would love him, he seems to enjoy being in the middle of things! Let us know if you.'d like to meet him.
Lisa Ertle July 14, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Is the white cat very fat?
dst July 14, 2012 at 02:36 AM
No, Lisa, he is thin. Did you lose a white cat? He was found about a month ago on Brookside Ave. We called Animal Control, the police, look at Lost Pet sites online and called several shelters. When we were told the chances were high that he might be euthanized, we kept him and have been looking for a home for him ever since.
Lisa Ertle July 14, 2012 at 04:55 AM
No, actually didn't't lose a cat, but a white cat we called Alaska is usually roaming the streets. He once lost his collar on my fence and I found out he's really a "Snowy" and lives in the Lawns. He is a regular on the neighbors' back steps (for their cat's food). I wondered if perhaps he'd lost his collar and found some new friends.


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