My sister and I were doing our weekly water change on her sorority and all was going well. We put them all in cups and floated them since the water always comes out too warm from the faucet. Elm was in the big cup, which we don't have a lid for, which left her open to our mother's cat.
I got paranoid at not seeing my mom's cat and went to check on the fish tank because she's really crazy about try to get them, unlike our other two. I found her in the corner really reluctant to shoo. She had fished Elm out of the cup and was just about to try and eat her when I found this. Shooed her away and picked Elm up and put her in the tank (While holding her since she was unresponsive and covered in hair). After rinsing some of the hair off we placed her back into her large cup and let her recooperate a little bit before trying to get more hair off of her. We placed her cup partially under the filter output for running water to push the hair off. After wards we put a little bit of tetracycline in with her to prevent infection and kept her in the dark to calm down.
She seems to be doing fine now, but she is not being let out into the sorority yet. Tank temp is a stable 84*F and 95% of the water was just changed. Is there anything else we can do to help her recover? There aren't any puncture marks and only appears to be a small cut above her left gill, her fins seem to be ok as well. She's in the process of getting rid of her slime coat, which I am assuming is because of the stress, hair, and being out of water.
Needless to say, we are locking up our mother's cat for every water change from now on.