There is a kitten - we’re always having kittens dumped in our yard - in addition to several feral cats living around us. But this one was feral, it’s about six weeks old, charcoal grey, and someone/thing had ripped it’s right eye out.
It has a respiratory infection, making it difficult to breathe for the little girl, and she’s crying non-stop, which I can hear through my window which is making me NUTS.
I fed her yesterday, not getting too close, cause she was acting so feral. But she was obviously in need of food.
Last night I wrapped her in a towel for warmth (using latex gloves so not to get too much “human” on her) and fed her again.
This morning, I heard her crying again, so I went outside, and she was by the porch where I initially fed her. She actually came to me this time, acting non-feral. With gloves, I placed her back in the towel and fed her again and she ate like she was starved. She had goop in her left eye, which I managed to clean out, but it’s obvious she’s in pain. She even let me pick her up with the gloves on without hissing or trying to attack.
I placed her in a box on my front porch with towels and fed her again, and called the City of Oakland, who 'SUPPOSEDLY" is in charge of emergency animal control.
Last year, when two healthy yet abandoned kittens were left in our yard, it took them four days, by which time I had paid someone to take me to the shelter myself (I don’t drive).
They also tell you to call them if there are dead animals in your yard - well, when someone dumped a dead baby poodle in our front yard, I called them then, as well. They never showed up that time. My BF had to dispose of the body for me, as neighbors kept knocking on the door, horrified that they were bringing me news of my poor dead dog. And it was just fuckign UPSETTING, you know, to see the little thing lying there, decomposing.
So I called today and explained that the right eye had been torn out in an attack, that she was ill, and she needed IMMEDIATE assistance. I asked if they could get anyone there as soon as possible. “We’re not sure ma’am, but we’ll do our best.”
Number one - don’t call me ma’am. Do your damn job, instead, Number 51.
Number two - you’ve shown me your best SUCKS the puss from this kitten’s eye. Repeatedly.
I don’t want this thing to die. I can’t take it to the vet - I just paid for my two to go and it was $300, which I can’t put down on this poor kitty. I don’t drive, and the shelter is too far for me to get to in order to drop her off.
She’s adorable, and with the gloves on, she even let me pet her and caress her and give her scritches, and she tried to purr and obviously felt appreciative, and I was crying thinking, “yeah, I know what it’s like to feel like you’re all alone, and you’re going to die. But I’ll try to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
At least she was shown some love before these FUCKERS FUCKERS FUCKERS FUCKERS from the City of Oakland let her expire away because they’re doing who knows what rather than saving her life.
I’m sorry. I am crying, it hurts to hear her cry, I can’t bring her in here because of her respiratory infection and my kitty Ali would just get sick, and I’m MAD AS HELL because these assholes will let her die before they come do a thing.
What the fuck do I do? Write a letter? Right. Call the Mayor?? Right. No, I listen to a kitten die on my front porch.
Havin’ a great fucking day. How about you.
I HATE THE CITY OF OAKLAND ANIMAL “EMERGENCY” ANIMAL SERVICES.
And yes, dammit, this IS pit worthy!! These fuckers need to be anally raped with hot pokers. I’m furious. I’m hurting for the little kitten, and I am frustrated as hell.
Sadly yet increasingly livid
PS - I don’t give a rats ass if I misspelled anything, so if that is your intended comment, fuck off and don’t bother. It’s hard to type when you’re crying.