The email below was forward by neighbor who received from Seminole Heights email group. Please read on.
Blogger, I know there has been much debate about the free running cats on blue both pros and con. Below is a perfect example as to why the TNR is not the solution. I have lost a pet before and know first hand the pain of any type tragedy. Please share this story with your readers. Thanks for helping. Mike
This past weekend….my mother found the gray and white cat whom we call Gracie….severely injured and laying at her back door. This is the cat that has been hanging around our homes ( my parents own the house next door) …so against my better judgement, we feed it…but it strays a lot. We do not claim it to be ours and have not spent any money on it except inexpensive dry cat food that my mom buys.
I did not have the strength to look at it…but my mother told me she was very, very badly injured on both sides of her body. Probably hit by a car. She decided to take her to the ACT clinic. They told she was in bad shape and it would be at the least $700 of care not including any internal injuries they might find. After calling me she decided it would be best to leave the cat there and let them decide if she should be worked on or put to sleep. We just can’t spend that kind of money on a stray.
I have always been outspoken about my feeling against allowing cats wander loose and roam the streets. This is a prime example of what can happen. When she first came to us she was injured…it had just healed…and now this!! By the way she had been spayed.
I do not agree with TNR program at all and I plan to speak out against it. I am also willing to partner with people in the neighborhood who are also against it and wish to take action in whatever way possible to do away with this program and keep cats off the streets for their own good.
People…we are doing them no favor by spaying or neutering them and then sending them back out to their certain death!!!
By the way my mother was so upset about this! She had allowed herself to become attached to this very sweet and loving cat!
Thanks for listening,