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This Ruffles My Feathers!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bigzio, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 20, 2007
    Folks that think it is ok to drop off kittens in the country to fend for themselves.

    Tonight before dark, my wife went out to lock up the flock when she saw two prolly 6 week old kittens come running to her.

    She of course brought them in the house and gave them feed, water, and a dish of milk...they were starving, and friendly. That's the clue that tells you they were dropped off. We don't have any close neighbors.

    We also adopted a older male that was apparently a total house cat, before someone dropped him off also. He doesn't even care about going outside and hunting. He was a healthy mess, on the dieing end when he found the house with love, food and care.

    Folks need to take these innocent felines to the humane shelters, intead of dropping them out in the wild, in my opinion. [​IMG]

  2. That is a downfall of living in the country. I used to happen to us all the time when we lived out there....
  3. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I agree!!! My mom seems to end up with new strays every week. The hubby and I actually took in one of them a couple of years ago, but I think the people in her town know she will take care of them. Well, I got one for ya, I was watching the news last night and someone actually broke in a shelter and stole $1000 of donations. Now the shelter might have to close it's doors!!! Talk about rude!!!
  4. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Thank God for people like you who are willing to help these helpless animals. ALL of our shelters in my area are full of cats and dogs whose owners have to part with them because of tough economic times.

    It breaks my heart.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yeah, I saw that Baldie...really got my feathers in a twist...
    Some people are just jerks!
  6. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Right, You would've thought that it actually happened to me I was SOOO mad. It is not right. I couldn't even get to sleep between that and the little boy in Westfield that shot himself with an oozie (probably not spelled right).
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Poor babies, I'm glad you helped them out. That's all I can think of to say, otherwise, I start to get mad, then depressed.

    I just wish people would neuter/spay their animals, and not think of them as just animals that do what they do and not be responsible for them at all. And then to just drop them off?
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Kiittens and dogs in the fall are quite common around here. Its the new disposable society mindset. :thun
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    [​IMG] I hear this often. Its just not right. And with the economy the way it is, I am sure more people are being irresponsible and doing it.
    I have re-homed a lot of drop offs but its not something I get "used" to.[​IMG]
  10. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Yes, BIG problem here!! It makes me so mad, not only because everytime they are dropped off here I get all softhearted and get them into the vet, shots and spayed/neutered.....it gets pretty expensive but I cannot leave them. I cant believe the nerve of some people!!!

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