Children should be taught to respect animals at a young age. Sometimes a child slips through the cracks due to bad parenting or bad genes or bad something or another that turns a once innocent child into an abuser.
A North Carolina cat was the victim of such a child. Tris, an 8-week-old tortie beauty found her way to Cabarrus County Animal Control in Concord. A neighborhood kid broke BOTH of her femurs. Tris also ingested a large rock that could be seen on her x-ray.
Despite the injuries intentionally inflicted on her little body, Tris a very talkative and purrs every time you look at her.
This sweet kitten was rescued by Paw It Forward Animal Rescue. Tris has already been seen by a veterinarian and has a bright future ahead of her once she heals. Those who pledged to help with her medical expenses or are reading this article and wish to contribute are asked to send payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or use snail mail to Paw It Forward, PO Box 1215, Concord, NC 28026.
Sadly, this isn’t the first article I’ve done on children who abuse animals. Not only cats but also dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Respected studies have already shown that most violent criminals started by abusing animals at an early age.
I hope the parents of this child take action. The child doesn’t deserve a pet and I fear for any animal brought into the home in the future.
Photos courtesy of Facebook: Volunteers Helping Cabarrus Cats.
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