cats will also accept new owners if someone is patient. i would definitely give it away, failing that have it put to sleep.
Keep in mind since the cat has a history if something does happen child services will take your kid away. Most likely the baby stealer up in boston will snatch the child before you can get it back so you'll never see it again.
good counter argument. why would someone take that chance?
Seriously though, you aren't really helping, and I have talked to a bunch of state agencies and stuff already. Nobody is going to take my child away if we wait and see what happens between the cat and the child. Child services has weighed in on this issue. I'm not going to put my child in danger anyway. If Fluffy and Samantha are in the same room they aren't going to be alone and that will be true for a very long time. In fact, Samantha will not be alone in a room with any of my cats until we are 100% certain it's safe. I resent that you seem to think I would be a neglectful parent because I posted that I'm upset about a situation that is emotionally effecting my life. All I did was share that I'm upset about a situation and a cat that I love. I never said I wouldn't put the cat to sleep if that's what we determined is the appropriate thing to do. That doesn't make it suck any less. You don't put emotionally disturbed people to sleep, you get them help. What sucks is that there's not as much help for animals. What sucks more is that there are insensitive people that don't get it when someone is upset about a situation like this.