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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 02:25 PM
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Sweet little babies......Some of the cruel evil heartless things that people do.....So sad......

My oldest cat Mr Bob will be 18 years old in July and he was a found kitten....Some wonderful person threw a litter of kittens away in the trash...all dead except one tiny black kitten about 3 days old....He had the will to live......and is a grumpy old man today...laffs....He is special..along with several other kitty cats that I have bottle raised.....I have 29 cats...ALL spayed/neutered....most either dumped or came to me sick and/or injured.....

Why people think dumping a helpless kitten or puppy out in the country is a good idea....needs their head examined....lol.....A slow death from starvation is so cruel......Take responsibility......Spay/neuter your pets and stop dumping your problem on others, however, at least those kittens did get dumped in the right place.....Kudos DoberMom......
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, maybe your name should be changed to OldCatLady lol that's awesome! If it were up to me, I would be feeding, traping, spaying/neutering, and then releasing cats in my neighborhood whether or not they have owners out there. It's not fair for the victims; these little babies didn't ask to be born.
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when i had a cat she would run out and come in pregnant >.< i was like 10 when that happened, she did it twice. but we never gave them up, and she was a good mom, but her first litter was a solid black kitten that she almost rejected until my dad put her in with the rest of her older sibling, i actually have that cat now. her name is midnight and she is about 3 years old, spayed. she is gonna be 4 i think this july 8th. i love having kittens here but it is better for cats to be spayed/neutered. we always made sure the kittens had homes to go to.

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I used to catch a few of the feral kittens that ran wild in the supermarket parking lot at the back of my old house close to the city center. Some were so tiny, and already fully wild. All the adults had cat flu or conjunctivitis, or both, and we often saw dead ones. People used to just dump them there in the trash and they bred... and bred.. so sad. My local cat shelter at first was eyeballing me hard, coming in every few weeks with a basket of sick, skinny cats and kittens but they were great about it. Most had to be put down, however, due to disease. A few kittens weren't infected too badly and pulled through..

Perhaps the most gut-wrenching find was a taped-up box next to the dumpsters we stalked, looking for kittens. It just looked like trash.. then I heard this miserable "MIAOW!"

Inside this heavily taped-up , tiny cardboard box was a blue Himalayan cross queen and her two ball-of-fluff blue 4-week old kittens. OMG. Dehydrated (this was high summer) and starving. I quarantined them in my laundry for the weekend and got them hydrated and fed. They were crawling in fleas, probably wormy but SO beautiful. The mother was the gentlest, sweetest cat. If I had not already too many of my own animals (and three large dogs who loved our cats but hated strange ones) I'd have kept all three in a blink.

The shelter took them gladly, and could not believe that such lovely animals were thrown away like garbage.. this was a long time ago, and to this day I get teary thinking about that mother and her babies, how protective she was of them, and hope they all got good forever homes.

OFL.. 29!!! You're such a legend, lol. I'd love to visit your place, with all your fish and cats..your story of Mr. Bob brought tears to my eyes, so glad he made it - and to a ripe old age, too!

I swear, had the resources I'd adopt animals again. But I have time/health/money for just one cat, and a few fish. And a teenager, lol. As daughter grows older and more responsible, I may allow her a 'squishy', as we call male rats - there's a lot of those in need of adopting, too...

Bless you all, who make the life of any neglected animal better.

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:3 we took in a cat found in a street, we named her sneakers, she would silently still your chicken o.o she was the sweetest and gentle cat we had -w- is it me or cats from the street are nicer?
i hardly find stray cats here :\ we found a dead rattle snake though IN ILLINOIS DX

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While walking a friend home one evening, my daughter heard a weak little "meow". Of course she had to find where it came from. It was a black male kitten only a few days old. She brought him home, covered in fleas and so weak he could hardly walk. He also had a very bad eye infection. She cleaned him up and bottle fed him until he was able to eat out of a bowl.
He is now a 2 year old neutered male named Phoenix because he was so close to death as he could be without actually dieing. His eyes have some scarring on them, but that doesn't stop him.

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How horrible. I hate people who do this. Don't get a pet if you won't take care of it!!! A cat isn't a cheap pet. While you can get free kittens and cats all the time (at least there are lots of postings on kijiji with ones available), that doesn't mean it'll be cheap. Fix them! For the love of god have your pet fixed. It makes them happier and more content, and it removes unwanted kittens running around. Not to mention it is good for their health.

When I Was a teenager, my family had discovered that there was a stray cat hanging around. It was friendly as ccould be, kept trying to sneak into the house. He would even purr and offer me snuggles. However our boy would have fought him to the death (you know how cats are). He'd come and he'd go. Eventually, winter time, snow, freezing, brrrrrr! I cried to mom and dad (mostly dad cause he always fell for it), about poor Blacky freezing to death. Well he got to spend the cold months in our shed, it wasn't warm, but it would keep him from freeing, he had food and fresh water. Plus lots of blankets to snuggle in.

Flash forward to either spring or the summer. He made another appearance, he must have been sick, mother took him to the vet, and in the end he was put down. (I was kept out of this, I wouldn't have understood at the time that he was just too sick).

IT makes me HATE people who abandon animals. We had two cats who lived to be 18, they were spoiled, well fed taken to the vet, sometimes too frequently, and well loved. Plus our 16 and a half year old. Each was fixed, well fed, well loved.

Sorta side story. I was visiting my aunt (she's every bit the animal sucker OFL is, she just didn't fix them all), we come across a tiny dog in the middle of traffic. We picked her up, and tried to find her home. She kept going to one house, but the people inside hid. She uhm, appeared either to be pregnant or just had pups recently. Guessing the owners dumped her. We took her to the vet, had her checked out, and she was eventually given to a couple who spoiled her like the child they didn't have.
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These are really barbaric stories. When I was 10 I cried when puppies and kittens in Poland were drowned by my family members due to too many animals around. Spaying/neutering still isn't a common thing down there in the country, you must realize...... I'd cry my eyes out then, but looking back, it's better than taping a box of live animals and leaving them to die (though obviously not as good of an option as fixing animals).
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Jeez, what kind of people are these? Makes me hate the world, when an animal is "just" an animal and can be neglected or straight up abused and forgotten. They didn't ask to be born. I wish I could find whoever dumped the kittens and leave them in the middle of a hot desert with no relief in site, then say "good luck"
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OFL is a great example of a great pet keeper :) ALL of her cat's are spayed/neutured and a person can't get just ONE (or maybe 2) spayed/neutered

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