Hush Hush Kitten Dumping
This is an instructional video, I feel because the cat rescue lady in the video says that people put kittens in plastic bags and chuck the bag away (out of the car window seems to he the new fad) but the community seems to accept it. They ignore it. I have come to the conclusion that kitten dumping is more widespread than the news media stories indicate. We know it happens but how much? A lot I say.
Kitten dumping is an inhumane, unconscionable reaction to irresponsible cat ownership. It is far more sensible and decent to prevent the births of kittens. It is immoral to bring kittens into the world unless they can be cared for properly. That’s common sense and it is obvious yet there appears to be little progress in improving the standards of cat ownership.
These reports are commonplace as if they are part of society when they are completely avoidable with a bit of self-discipline.
Great timing for this article.
I was helping with some TNR over the weekend, and one of the rescue workers was talking about a litter of 4 very young kittens she discovered in a wooden crate last Thursday along a trail she jogs on every morning.
They were scrawny, sickly, flea infested, and starving.
She took them home and gave them food immediately ofcourse but said that she had to stop them from eating at some point because they were gorging themselves and she didn’t want them to vomit.
After a little rest time for them, she took them to bathe them and discovered they were encrusted with ringworm all over. Because she has 15 cats herself and ringworm is very contagious, she took them to her vet to be quarantined and treated instead of doing it herself.
She’ll retrieve them when their treatment is over and, most likely, they will be adopted out.
These kittens were very lucky to have been found by her as well as the one in this article being found.
I hate even thinking about how many kittens are never found.
How can anyone just abandon kittens to starve to death! Thank goodness those four are safe now.
This lady is awesome because it is tough to get rid of ringworm. She took on a big responsibility. I am so impressed with her. Yes, how many kittens perish out there by the side of roads and on trails or wherever.
Not surprising really.
Yes, she’s awesome as are most all rescuers.
Never a thought of calling authorities or, god forbid, animal control.
Ofcourse, she considered that find to be her responsibility. That’s the mindset of a true cat lover. No thought of passing the buck or ignoring the situation. She will see it to the end, as every one is adopted to a good home.
I’ll qualify by saying that, if there was a no-kill like CP here, her response may have been different. But, those kittens would have been killed within an hour at the county shelter here.
This is terrible and there is no excuse for it nowadays when there is financial help for neutering cats.
I remember with horror in my childhood hearing about kittens being drowned at birth, before the spaying of queen cats became common.
Human beings are the only cruel species on earth.
For me, like you, it is shockingly callous and cruel. I don’t understand how people can become cruel and think nothing of it.