We Are a Throw Away Society #BTC4A
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Welcome to my October, 2016 post dedicated to the Blog The Change 4 Animals movement. My Mom Linda is my guest today cuz she has something she wants to say.
People often say that we in the USA throw away too much food, too many items that could be recycled, too much trash that is harmful to our environment. We lament our actions and vow to do better. And now we in all or most states we have recycle bins everywhere in public places and rubbish and garbage companies provide us with special bins for all our recyclable trash at home. Great progress on the inanimate objects we used to just throw away.
Too bad, in fact it is shameful, that we have not applied this same effort to cut back on all the cats that get thrown away by humans every day. I know it is not just cats or dogs, but all species of living beings humans take into their home to enjoy until that living species becomes too much effort.
Take the chicks that were dumped outside a Petco store in my city three years ago. Not long after Easter. Guess some child got some real chicks for Easter and then as they began to grow, the parents decided it wasn’t such a good idea after all, and likely the kids no longer found them as cute.
Thankfully for these chicks, a cat rescue was at Petco that day and immediately called our friend retired feline vet Dr Josie. She scooped up the chicks and they are now living a life of luxury with her other thirteen chickens in her lovely chicken yard. Those three “throw away” chicks have been producing some very fine eggs.
I see cats thrown away in ways that are very cruel. One of my community cat TNR friends received a call she could not turn down. In the middle of the night she drove several miles to pick up a sweet kitten someone found “thrown away” and left in a park to die. I met Clipper at the last SNIP clinic of 2016 when he was brought in to be introduced to many of us who try to network the “throw away” cats so many Americans seem to have no problem leaving behind.
Now ask yourself why would this precious kitten, about five to six months old be tossed aside like rubbish that cannot be recycled?
Answer: Clipper appears to be semi-paralyzed in his two hind legs which also causes him to me semi-incontinent. Yet he has reflexive movement in his hind legs. Damaged goods to many humans, so he was thrown away, left to die. You should hear Clipper’s PURR MOTOR!! To die for!! So what would you do? Go straight to seeking euthanasia to end his suffering? But did you hear that purr motor? Or would you strive to at least get a diagnosis?
Clipper gleefully drags his butt around his rescuer’s home to follow her and get more pets and snuggles. Thankfully, a local rescue Umbrella of Hope agreed to get Clipper an x-ray and diagnosis. He has no spinal fracture and they are going to try laser therapy to begin. Just look at Clipper now in his new outfit that will help him scoot along the floor to be near a human, and not cause damage to his rear end
At the same SNIP clinic this last Sunday, someone brought in yet another “throw away” cat. One of the volunteers left their home headed to work the SNIP clinic and there they found this sweet sole kitten. Barely two to three weeks old. Alone, cast off in a yard.
Thankfully the volunteer brought this kitten to SNIP and Savannah’s foster Mom Miss Tammy immediately stepped up to foster this sweetie until she/he can be moved to Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner. That is the Alma Mater of both Savannah and The Kid Sage.
Just three days later I helped at Community Concern 4 Cats Kitchen Clinic held at the president’s home and run by Dr Josie. There again I was up close and personal to the “throw away” society of humans in the USA when it comes to cats.
Meet Lara—she has now been living in a community cat colony for about two months. One of the caregivers realized that she and two other cats were clearly new members AND bonded. Obviously they had all come from the same “home”. Like so many others, they had been “thrown away” for whatever reason. Personally, I suspect due to their age and medical concerns.
Please keep sweet Lara in your thoughts.
She had a microchip which we could trace back to her original rescuers. We are hopeful that they will assist in helping her and her two roomies find another real forever home.
Lara may have herpes which is causing her eyes to water and lesions to break out around her nose. With daily meds she can have a wonderful remainder of her life. She is likely about ten to twelve years old based on the microchip.
Just one more “throw away” cat for America.
Lara never once tried to scratch, bite, hiss during her whole vet examine.
I offer this video of sweet Lara. You will need to turn up your sound to hear her purr—and it will be worth your effort.
Lara kept trying to make bread during her entire examine, She is simply another precious “throw away” cat in American society.
When will America stop “throwing away” cats? They are not an “invasive species” on the mainland nor in the state of Hawaii. Cats are here due to humans. Please volunteer at you local animal rescue. Help them save lives.
All community cats originate from some human deciding to “throw away” a cat either by not spaying or neutering it or because they simply don’t want to attend to it, care for it, nurture it, etc.
Just look into these cat’s eyes, “thrown away” by Americans, now living in community cat colonies, not of their own choice. Please help stop our American “throw away” society when it comes to cats.
My last plea is related to all of us who “share” the need for adoption of adoptable “thrown away” cats, as well as pleas for promoting TNR of community cats. My plea is this—SHARE, RETWEET—If you are not willing to do that at least, then say nothing, leave no comment. Do not leave comments that say “prayers for this cat’s survival” etc. Just tell those of us who work our social media networks a comment saying “shared”!!.
That makes our efforts worthwhile. SHARING IS CARING!
Warm hugs to all who stuck in to read my very long guest post on Nana’s blog.