I volunteer at the SPCA, and today I heard a story that just made me so angry, I had to Pit someone.
Last week a 17 year old cat was brought to the shelter. An elderly man had this cat since he was a kitten, but recently the old man had a stroke. His children came up from whatever recess of Hades they call home to see to his stuff in preparation for putting him in a nursing home. At this time, they decided to bring Moses, his 17 year old cat, to the SPCA.
WITHOUT TELLING HIM.
This old man came home from the hospital to find that his cat was given away. They did not let him say goodbye, they just got rid of the cat. As if having a stroke and being put in a home isn’t bad enough, they took away his companion of 17 years behind his back, so he comes back to a home he soon has to depart forever to find his friend gone.
The gentleman had his nurse/caregiver person bring him to the shelter to see Moses one last time. He was in a wheelchair (I was not there when this happened). While he was there, he paid Moses’ adoption fees so that he could be free to a good home, which greatly increases his chances of being adopted.
I felt so bad for the man and for the cat, who is a big, fat gray and white boy with a sweet, shy disposition. I would post his picture but it’s not on the web yet. The kitty is taking it OK… he is in a room with 3 other big, older girls and they get along. But the whole thing is so fucking sad. How insensitive are this man’s kids? How could they do that to him and his cat? I can understand if they couldn’t take this kitty in, but at least try to find a home for him… at LEAST let your dad say goodbye!
Sometimes people just fucking suck. I hope Moses goes home with someone nice soon, because at 17, who knows how long he has left? I would take him but I just brought home my 5th, so I’m full up, and Moses is so adorable and nice (and FREE) that I’m sure he will go home with someone imminently.
But… just… :mad: :mad: :mad: