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Two women on two occasions recount seeing kittens dumped from moving vehicles on Michigan roads — 3 Comments

  1. Someone in my area (Wilkes Co., GA) has thrown away kittens the past two summers. For almost 20 years, a pair of dumpsters on a lone stretch of road has NEVER been inhabited by cats. I would have seen them as I have to go past there on my way to and from town.

    The dumpters are located at the edge of the road and are surrounded by open pastures with trees over 300 yards away, surrounding the perimeter. There is no water source visible from the road. There is a house on either side of the road at least 1,000 yards away form the dumpsters. The only shelter at the dumpsters is a felled, living tree that may provide a little shelter from the weather, but none from coyotes and wild dogs.

    Summer of 2017, someone threw away two ginger kittens. I was not able to get them and it weighed heavily on my heart. They survived the winter, but I never saw them once warmer weather came. I pray they were able to safely find their way across the open fields to the closest house. I somehow doubt it with all the hawks, coyotes and traffic. It appears that running over small animals, especially cats, earns the equivalent of a trophy with the locals.

    About the middle of the summer 2018, I saw a small ginger kitty and thought it may have been one of the originals. But then I saw a Siamese mix and realized they were thrown away also. I only saw them twice. 🙁

    I hate the way pee-poles treat animals!!!! and the POS around here claim to be farmers! WTF!?!?!?! Real farmers are responsible pet owners! They don’t treat their animals like garbage and toss them at the dump.

    • “It appears that running over small animals, especially cats, earns the equivalent of a trophy with the locals.”

      This is horrible. In the newspaper today (Times in the UK) there was a story of a man who deliberately manoeuvred his car so that he could drive his front wheel over a tortoise on the road. He crushed it. The world’s gone mad.

  2. It absolutely breaks my heart to read about cats and kittens, or any living creature, being thrown from moving vehicles. (Even though this happens everywhere, this hits even closer to home because I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and Frankenmuth is roughly 100 miles nothwest of my hometown. Frankenmuth is well known for its Bavarian style architecture, restaurants, and German culture.) There are so many cold hearted people in this world. I have no understanding of the type of person capable of committing such cruelty, and zero tolerance for them.😱😭😠

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