The truth about cats and dogs (more specifically, their vets). I need advice. Ethics on getting medical care for a strange cat?
There is a cat that lives nearby & visits me on occasion. Today I noticed a small grey bump under her skin on her paw. She needs a Vet to check it. Don't know who her owner is, I WILL look 4 them to point it out & suggest they get it looked at but if I can't find the owner & if some time goes by & the paw is not taken care of, I'd like to take the cat in to get checked. I'm worried about her. My mother thinks if we bring a strange cat in & tell them we don't know who the owner is but we'd like to have the cat checked to make sure she's okay that the vet will freak out about where the cat came from, why we don't have more information on her & so on rather than just taking care of the cat. Is this true? To be clear, this is NOT my cat & I'm NOT trying to keep her. I simply would like to make sure that the cat is OK. Don't want to turn her in to shelter if shes someone's pet(will if needed). If I cannot find the owners & I'm unsure if they've noticed the paw issue, would it be so wrong of me to get her medical care? Are people so crazy these days that someone cannot do a nice thing for an animal with out getting in trouble/accused/so on, or would it be okay to take her to get checked?