A TERRIFIED cat was delivered to a pet shop with its legs tied up and wrapped in a plastic bag by an owner who was upset the kitten had grown.
The most common question a pet shop assistant is asked is. “Will it grow?”
Shocking isn’t it? The ‘problem’ of pets growing (it’s a mad world) came to a head in Doncaster, UK, when an elderly women, who could not speak English, entered a pet shop, Pets at Doncaster, and said (after translation):
“The cat was small and her house was small, now the cat is big but her house is still small”.
Perhaps she thought her house would grow in synchronisation with her cat and all would be hunky-dory.
But no, she wanted her cat to be a permanent kitten. Get a robo-cat, please.
This woman, was actually indulging in criminal activity as well as being intolerably ignorant. She came into the pet store with her cat in a plastic bag which was in a shopping bad with the cat’s legs tied together tightly (hogtied).
The pet shop assistant immediately cut the ties off and while she was doing it the old woman laughed because it was difficult to do. Charming person.
They asked the woman to leave as they were horrified by her behavior and unable to communicate with her.
She could have been reported to the RSPCA and prosecuted. I guess the shop staff were just pleased to get the cat off her and to safety.
They named the cat “Bilbo” after Bilbo Baggins because the cat was in a bag.
After receiving treatment at the local vets (Bilbo had runny eyes) and having been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped he is now at a local shelter, Robyn’s Nest for rehoming.
I despair sometimes.
Photo: Oakleigh Central Vet (believed).