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Tennessee cat owner not allowed to search for her pet cat after kitty was accidentally sent to a feral cat barn home — 14 Comments

  1. I understand the need for rules… BUT… this is beyond acceptable! The shelter should have the barn owners contact Carrie so they can meet and resolve this. Poor Janie!

    • Completely agree. It is data protection gone mad. It is rules without common sense. Shelters must apply common sense and discretion to the application of rules.

  2. My mother would not do that to me or my cat in the first place as it does not state it was a severe bite requiring medical attention, sounds like the mother took it upon herself out of hatred to get rid of the cat. That is beyond extreme amd cruel to do to a domestic cat. ESPECIALLY if it is NOT her cat.

  3. Sending prayers that Janie will come home soon. Because of the unusual circumstances, this cat’s owner needs to be allowed to go to the farm personally and search for her. If Janie heard her owner’s voice, she would probably come out of hiding and respond immediately. Allowances need to be made in situations like this one…nothing is ever cut and dry. I would be out of my mind if this was my cat.😱😭

  4. All people in my area who adopt “barn cats”, those cats are instantly shot to death on sight as soon as they leave the cat-owner’s property. Kiss this cat good-bye. As well as any others that were adopted out to “barn cat” programs anywhere in the USA. I guess that’s one way to “euthanize” unwanted cats when people who claim to “save cats” can’t bear to euthanize cats by themselves. People who promote “barn cat programs” really don’t care what happens to any cat they obtain when can can find a way to dump it on someone else. If they did, they’d research what actually happens to all “barn cats”. Just because you keep one in a location for a few weeks in a cage, doesn’t mean it’s not going to run-off to get back to its point of origin the very first chance it gets. And when it does it gets eaten by a predator, shot by neighbors, or ran-over by vehicles. Out of all those options, being shot to death is the most humane. All rural people know this. That’s why they shoot them as soon as they see them.

  5. This would drive me crazy, absolutely over the edge crazy to know that a pet of mine was out there struggling, maybe even starving. Enough is NOT being done to get this cat back home where she belongs. Under these circumstances, this woman should be taken out there to look for her cat. This is wrong. Morally wrong. If they know the farm then someone should be personally out there to look for her. I would go to court.If I was the person who had the cat, I would be most happy to let the person come look for her cat. Something isn’t right about this.

    • I agree Marleen. This is a series of mistakes. I don’t understand the beginning of this saga. Shoved off to an shelter because she bit the owner’s mother. What is that about? The beginning should never have happened. It went downhill from there. I hope she succeeds in getting her cat back.

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