This is crap, not sure what to write or how....
Basically, I have a cat. He is 2.5 years old.
He's a beautiful little (big) thing. Ragdoll/Maine Coon.
When he was little, he developed crystals and many vets trips later, turned out all could be fixed with one type of food. There has not been a problem since.
However, the whole episode was pretty traumatic and involved some invasive and prolonged treatment - result is he can't be let near a bathroom, or a bedroom alone - as he will crap there.
He's litter trained, but something broke in his brain. The vets warned this might happen.
Forward 18 months, I am not in the same domestic situation I was before, but it's not his fault so I kept hold of the little sod.
I also have a new posting which will require frequent overnight stays, so a cat sitter will be required to feed him and spend some time with him.
However, last night he appears to have pissed all over the carpets and frankly I'm consigned to the fact he's got to go, for the above and many other reasons.
However, rehoming will be impossible. He's a cat with a previous (£4k) health condition, pisses and craps if not guarded/locked out of the offending rooms, and he's not a cute kitten.
All that will happen is I will add to the burden of the homing places (even allowing for a generous donation) and the poor sod will end up caged up somewhere; which I won't let happen.
I just found myself googling the sleep option, then saw him in kitchen sleeping peacefully and felt terrible. He's an otherwise normal, lovely, nutty & affectionate cat - I just can't keep him, and I can't envisage anyone will take him. I wouldn't; unless someone can keep him away from carpets, beds and baths, is prepared to but Hill Prescription Food only, it's a no go.
Is it cruel to go for the sleep option, or kindest?
I rarely ask for advice (to my detriment probably) and don't know why I am; it could be just for someone to say I'm not a shit for wanting to kill my cat, but he won't get re-homed and in the plethera of cats needing adoption, he'll just get overlooked and continue to wreck my house and be left alone during the day and sometimes evenings.
Blimey. I'll stop now; why am I posting this on here?