Feral Kitten Abuse
by Zachariah Atteberry
The owner of this kitten got her for their 3 year old children to keep them occupied and to stop them from annoying their parents. Princess was one of 8 feral cats that was found outside.
The others got called on, because people complained about them. Princess was the only one that didn't get caught. One day I saw the kitten in the a ditch, I really didn't think anything of the situation. Therefore, I brought the cat back to the owners.
Two days later, I saw the kitten with the 3 year olds and they were trying to pull it on a leash, and threw it when it didn't walk! That deeply appalled me. I went straight to the parents, and asked them "why" they would allow a 3 year old to do such abhorrent acts to a young cat.
They said they bought the cat (no they didn't), and they didn't care if the cat would get wounded or died. I was aghast at that statement. I tricked the children into leaving the kitten with me, and I took it inside. I told them it ran away, and went to heaven. They believed me, so I kept it a few days, but I can't have another cat as long as I live with my parent. I found a good and loving home for "Princess" on August 28th, 2009. It deeply horrifies me how parents can expect 3 year olds to take care of tiny kittens.
The kitten is still doing very well today, and is doing great, in fact. Although I do miss her, she is in a good home now. The kids ended up going to foster care 3 months later for another count of animal abuse. The arrogance of SOME people. I didn't want to steal the cat, but It would of ended up dying from the children.
This was long ago, but we always remember the cats we help.
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Hi Zach... I changed the title for search engine optimisation reasons. Hope you don't mind.
This sort of story appalls me. It is all about parenting in this instance and the perpetuation of bad behavior down generations.
There is a strong link as well between early animal abuse and later violence against people.