Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Poor Kitty


Hello everybody

I feel really sad. Pretty sick actually. A cat turned up in our kitchen last night. It wasn't one of my own boys (Tom and Jerry) but another one. It was a painfully thin cat, a moggy with tears streaming down her face. Her little body was almost skin and bone and she didn't even have the strength to meow. She reeked of sewage.

My instant reaction was to get her out of the kitchen. I called to her and she slowly followed me out into the garden. This cat looked exactly like the one my neighbour owns,"Lily." I checked with them but it wasn't theirs. It wasn't Lily. 

I decided to call the RSPCA. Their offices were shut and so I had to go through the emergency line. I explained what I saw and they asked me to confine the cat to my shed with a dish of water so she doesn't dehydrate. They told me that although she seemed very ill, this wasn't classified as an emergency because she was able to walk and so the earliest an officer would be able to come round, was in the morning. Wow. I didn't even know what to say. It shocked me. At the time, actually, it infuriated me. 
Regardless, I did as I was told. She stayed in my shed. 

Earlier this morning, an RSPCA Officer came to the house. She instantaneously told me that the cat had the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as, Feline Aids and a broken jaw (which is why she couldn't meow properly). How's that for NOT AN EMERGENCY!! She wasn't microchipped and so there was no way of knowing who her owner was. Maybe she was a stray (highly unlikely because she was definitely very affectionate), or maybe she was unwanted. Only she knows.

I don't know about anyone else out there but I get really frustrated when there's something wrong with an animal. I think it's their lack of ability to voice their pain and suffering that bugs me. It's pretty obvious from their eyes though.

I'll never forget her face. It's the first time I've made a call to the RSPCA. On a happier note, she's in a place now with the medical attention she needs. Although her condition is not curable and her chances to live are slim. she'll have better 'last moments.'

A piece of advise guys, please microchip your pets. It's heart breaking to see something like this. Pets aren't for birthdays and Christmas etc, they are forever. Be responsible and prove that you are human. Kittens and Puppies are really fun to have and, not to mention, super cute! They grow up though, and become cats and dogs. And if a cat or a dog isn't what you have in mind, then please don't get a kitten or a puppy! Save us pet-lovers from the misery of picking up the pieces. 

Thanks for reading guys. I hope I didn't ramble on too much. 

Peace and Love,

4 comments:

  1. I could imagine the whole situation while reading through... Im so proud of you my friend.. God bless!

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    1. Thank you. It was so difficult seeing her that way :(

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  2. It makes me so sad to see such harmless creatures suffer! RSPCA can be a bit, how do I put it, lazy? My cousin recently had the same problem, they said to her, if the kitten's condition worsens or something call them again.
    My cat had FIV too :( lost all its weight and eventually had to be put down :'(.

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    1. Oh no :( So sad to hear about your cat. I know exactly how it feels. Its unbearable. My Tom and Jerry are my world xx And yes, RSPCA, goodness let's not go there!

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