I need advice on what I should do about my grandmother's cat. Basically he was my cat, I still consider him to be my cat. I gave him to her when her old cat died b/c I thought she needed a companion. That was about 7 years go. Of course I visit regularly and see the cat all the time so he still remembers me and likes me. This past year, my grandmother has developed Alzheimer's and she's getting worse very fast. Anyways, I could go on and on about it. The bottomline is, she can't take care of the cat anymore, in my opinion. He is grossly obese - 24 lbs. I took him to the vet last week for his annual visit, he was covered in fleas, has worms, has had numerous kidney problems that led to several surgeries but my grandmother still refuses to give him the special kidney food. She didn't want me to take him for his visit but I insisted. She could care less about what happened, only that it cost too much. I have been trying over and over to get her to feed him less but she refuses - she gives him milk everyday and feeds him people food like macaroni and cheese. Tonight we had a big argument b/c she told me to give him a cheeseburger that she didn't want, I said no, he can't have people food and he had already eaten his dinner tonight and still had dry food in his bowl. Well she stormed up and started giving it to him and I tried to take the plate away from her and she tried to hit me. I'm so frustrated right now. I want to take that cat away now. The only reason I haven't yet is b/c my mom is going to get mad b/c it is going to get my grandmother really upset - but she's always mad about something. Like really angry all the time. This week alone she has called the police three times to try to have my mom arrested b/c my mom took her car keys. That is another thing. When I take the cat, she is going to go crazy about it and probably call the police on me. I just can't stand thinking about what she's doing to him. And I feel like I'm just letting it happen. He's only 9 yrs old and is a great cat. But he has so many health problems already, and is only going to get more. You can tell he doesn't feel good all the time b/c sometimes you go there and he just lays there. My grandmother needs to be in a nursing home now but my mom just keeps chickening out. I feel like she's just delaying the inevitable. And meanwhile, the cat is the one suffering. At least he's the only innocent party suffering. Does anyone have any advice? I want to go there tomorrow and take the cat. I didn't take him tonight b/c I didn't have a carrier with me. It just makes me sick knowing all the uproar that is going to ensue. I wish there was another option but you can't make any sort of comprimise with my grandmother b/c she's so out of it that she either forgets or intentionally does the opposite of what you say just to spite you. I'm also afraid that she may get so out of it one day and kill the cat, either intentionally or unintentionally. This week she has been telling everyone that she is going to kill herself by taking all her pills.