The question in the title must happen sometimes (note: it has not happened to me). Perhaps it happens quite a lot. What do you do? I’d try and find someone to care for my cat temporarily. It may be a foster carer working for Cats Protection (a large UK cat charity). Or perhaps a friend. Both may not produce a result but I’d be surprised if Cats Protection could not help.
At the same time I’d get a proper diagnoses on my illness so that I could decide if at sometime in the not too distant future I’d be in a position to care for my cats again.
Based a good consultation with a GP or specialist I’d decide to either leave my cats with a foster carer until I was well or I’d wait until my symptoms had ‘hardened’ so I could make a more permanent decision. If the diagnosis was bleak I’d have to give up my cats to the foster carer and the charity who would rehome my cats.
That is my answer. The question was raised by someone on Catster and I thought I’d answer it on PoC.