Would you think it was possible to relinquish a cat that you had adopted two days earlier from a rescue center because he produced too much gas! You wouldn’t think it was possible would you, really? All you have to do is make some alterations to his diet. Try a different diet. See what happens. But it seems that the people who adopted Lenny from Scottsville Veterinary Hospital and Pet Adoptions couldn’t be bothered to try anything.
Perhaps Lenny was anxious, upset because he was in a new place. That is the normal reaction of a cat and indeed a person who lives in a brand-new place. It takes a while to settle in. Perhaps his food changed. Two very relevant alterations to his life which could quite easily result in flatulence.
I don’t want to be too harsh on the people who adopted him from the shelter because what they did was obviously a good thing but they could have tried a bit harder. If they were unsure they could have telephoned the shelter and asked some questions.
It may be one of the first and only times a rescue cat has been adopted and then returned two days later because of flatulence. Or have I misjudged that? It shines a light on people far more than it does on the health of cats.
As soon as Lenny was back in the shelter he stopped being gassy. That sums it up for me. It is quite a funny little story in some ways and you could make a fun story out of it but it is hard to ignore the serious side of it as well. Arguably, you have to come to the conclusion that quite a few people who adopt cats from shelters are not the right sort of people.