A few weeks ago I was scheduled to perform a euthanasia on a feral cat that concerned neighbor was bringing in. When she arrived she told me that the cat had belonged to a man who had lived near her, but he had died, and his family members had decided that the best thing to do with his cats was to kick them outside and move away. She had been providing food for the cats, but this one was having some noticeable trouble breathing. She had given him antibiotics, but he was only getting worse. He seemed to be eating and drinking well and feeling otherwise normal, but the respiratory difficulty was becoming so pronounced that she was very concerned that he might suffocate and she didn’t want him to have a terrible demise.