This story ends well so there are no nasty images; just the bizarre sight of two mother cats and their kittens nestled in the roots of a tree in the middle of a wood where they were abandoned by someone who clearly needs educating and punishing. Every day we scratch our heads trying to figure out how someone could behave like this. Perhaps they believe that the cats will manage and survive in the woods. Perhaps this is more an example of ignorance and a lack of education rather than cruelty. That’s what I sense is behind this strange image at the opening of the video. The cats appear to be behaving as if they are at home.
The place where it happened: Near Cardiff, South West Wales, UK.
The person who saved these cats and got them to a vet where they were well cared for: Neill of the RSPCA.
“There were 2 adult cats each with kittens, 1 mum was laid on a towel with 4 less than 2 week old kittens and I found 2 older kittens about 5 or 6 weeks old nearby and when I caught them their mother appeared and I got her as well…..whoever did it had to walk quite some distance into the woods and dumped them in as remote a spot as they could find. They were lucky to be found by our caller who was walking his dogs…The cats and kittens had not moved from the place they were left in and were very nervous and scared…”
My guess is that a person allowed the moms to breed and then belatedly decided that she/he could not cope and justified (to themselves) that leaving them in the middle of woods would be a good idea as they’d learn to live in the wild. Domestic cats don’t adapt to the wild very well. Some might but the majority will not. The kittens will almost certainly die fairly quickly.
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