There are a couple of unexpected guests that have joined our household and boy are they cute.
Despite their cuddly nature, these little visitors should not even exist as they have clearly been abandoned, another domestic pet thoughtless thrown out into the country, left to die or be found… the person getting rid of them clearly not caring which way it goes.
Much like the human population being too high for earth; cities, towns and rural communities all over the world experience the same issues when it comes to domestic pets, unwanted and unloved.
For the life of me, I can’t understand why people will not, or cannot, acknowledge the importance of having pets spayed and neutered. Sure it isn’t cheap, but by continuously letting pets get pregnant and then surrendering or abandoning the offspring you are not only putting a lot of stress on your animal, but also costing others people a lot of money.
When I found Chev and his sister, aptly named after the vehicle on our property they were using as protection, I called a local not-for-profit shelter to see if I would be able to bring them in, as my dogs have not been introduced to cats. Unfortunately, the shelter informed me that they were filled to capacity with 30 cats looking for homes, and more in foster care.
A sign of just how bad it is in this area, the shelter is also in the midst of building a newer bigger home in order to meet the needs of all the unwanted pets in our area, a building I’m sure still won’t be able to bring in as many unloved pets as there are in this area.
Disappointed, but still determined to find them a home, I took to Facebook in hopes that someone was looking for a couple fur-babies. Signing on I was greeted with postings about roughly 15 to 20 other kittens that needed homes, and I’m sure that number will continue to rise as these cats have kittens and so on and so forth, as well as not truly representing the number of cats currently out there.
“Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed and neutered.”
― Bob Barker