This kid has been badly let down by adults. I think he has learned an early lesson the hard way that people often let you down and worse. Rayden is an 8 year old boy from Logan, Utah, USA. He had a black cat he called Toothless although he had teeth. Toothless liked to go outside. He went out and someone picked him up and gave him to police to take away. There are people like that. They don’t like cats and have no morals really.
When Rayden was searching for his lost cat the person who abducted Toothless denied seeing him. And then after pretty frantic searching his father found him in a local shelter; the Cache Humane Society. Toothless was caged and scared and thrilled to see Rayden’s dad. The shelter staff said they would put a note on the cage to not euthanise him. Toothless couldn’t be taken home right away because it was too late to pay a fee. Next day Toothless was dead. The lady had forgotten to put the note on the cage. Rayden loved his cat. He is bemused at how badly he has been let down. One lie, one mistake and one dead loved companion. Rayden wrote “Yesterday grown-ups killed my kitty, my best friend, when they weren’t supposed to.” His brother also loved Toothless.
This is not the first story about mistaken euthanasia of cats that I have encountered on the internet.