When you watch the surveillance video you can see the woman sneak up to the veterinary hospital in her car and quickly walk up to the outside of the hospital and dump the cats before hastily returning to her vehicle. The cats are a mother cat and three kittens, estimated at 10 weeks-of-age.
Of course it was done at night when there was a much better chance of not being spotted. It was done furtively and secretly. The whole event smacks of guilt and cowardess. This woman must have been too ashamed to take her unwanted cats to a shelter and honestly explain what went wrong because something must have gone wrong if you have cats that you want to get rid of.
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I mention that she should have gone to a shelter because taking these unwanted cats to a veterinary hospital was careless and ignorant.
The manager of the hospital explains:
“But we can’t bring unknown animals into the hospital,” Posey said. “It could be feral, attack the staff, carry diseases.”
Posey explains that if people are intent in abandoning their cats they should do it correctly and contact the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and Animal Resource Center of Montgomery County (this abandonment took place at Miamisburg).
As it happens, the hospital staff contacted animal control and they picked up the cats. They’ll be held at the Animal Resource Center where they will hopefully be adopted.
The cowardly woman (sorry to be so frank about her behaviour) is a white and she drove a Chevrolet Suburban or an older SUV.
She committed a criminal act. “Abandonment is a criminal violation”, says the director, Mark Kumpf, of the animal shelter.