Stray black kitten suddenly died in the middle of a street
By - whyavocados
Send the body off for an autopsy. That's the only way to confirm for sure
Do you know if local vets usually offer this service?
Depends. Most can do a basic gross examination but you would have to send the body off to a pathologist. Any local vet can do that service however. You should be able to just call and inform them you need to send a body for autopsy
I'll call my vet tomorrow morning, thanks
dont forget to place the poor thing in a freezer until you can get them shipped out, otherwise the processes of decay could cause the toxicology results to be inconclusive
I can't because the neighbor took the kitten and now it's too late to wake her up. However there are like 7-8 stray cats in the area, if we find another one dead tomorrow then they must have been poisoned.
Maybe the heat?
I exclude that because it's night right now here (she died 1 hour ago more or less) and the maximum temperature is around 28 degrees celsius during the day.