So yesterday while I was at the shelter I got a call from one of the other volunteers. She was bringing in 2 cats. She found them cowering together up in a tree in a local park. Some very kind and wonderful people helped her to get them down. It's obvious these cats used to belong to someone. They are friendly, paw pads were soft, and they were all to happy to be rescued. They are 2 males. One neutered male, I would say about 2-3 years old. One not neutered probably only 6-8 months old. Unfortunately, here in the city it is common for people to take their house cats and release them in parks figuring they will be safe. They don't understand that is wrong. Many of the larger city parks have cyotes. I can only guess, but my best guess is that the younger male has hit puberty and not being neutered began spraying. His spaying probably caused the older male to spray. Somone got sick of it and dumped them in the park. It is unclear how long there were out there. The older male's body weight is good, the younger male is only slightly under weight. When our volunteer got them in her truck the older male curled up on her seat and went to sleep. The younger one hid under the seat. Once we checked them for fleas, gave them their shots, and a little something to eat, they both curled up and went to sleep. I figure they had to been out there at least a day or two. They seemed so happy to be inside and safe. It is very unusual for cats that are new to the shelter to sleep the way they were. They were obviously exhausted. I wish I coule personally thank the people that helped rescue these two handsome boys, but I am sending many prayers for blessings to them! For whoever left these two there, I don't have much to say other than you are crule and heartless. I hope no one ever treats you the way that you have treated these two wonderful boys! I do not have to wish bad for you because I believe that you will get what is coming to you.
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4/7/08 at 6:20am