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Sheesh! Have a heart, will you?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
No, not you folks here. Someone who brought in two cats, male, neutered, declawed, one 5 years old, one 7 years old. Both serious lovers and cuddlers, enough to wear out your hand petting or brushing them.

The "Reason for Surrender" on the paperwork?

"Divorce."
post #2 of 12
What a rotten thing to do! One of them probably did it to spite the other. I hope someone comes looking for them.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, I suppose if the owner came in and could prove it, they might be able to reclaim them. But they've been at the shelter at least a couple of weeks, waiting for their turn up front to come.
post #4 of 12
Since when was divorce a reason to abandon cats?
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by J_F_A View Post
Since when was divorce a reason to abandon cats?
My guess would be that one of them did it for spite. "Sure you take this of mine, do this... *whatever*, Im putting the cats in a shelter!"
The other person might not even know this has been done yet if its only been a couple weeks.
Sad.
post #6 of 12
My dad's cat was adopted from a friend of a co worker.

They got divorced and the women couldn't take the cat with her and her husband said if she left him he'd kill him!

He's the sweetest, nicest kitty ever! He's missing one of his front teeth- the vet said someone probably kicked him.

Some people are just heartless.

When I adopted my kitten at the SPCA the application said something like "What is a good reason for getting rid of this cat?", I said "NONE"
post #7 of 12
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I always look at the papers to see why animals are there. Right now, be have a gorgeous freckled cocker spaniel, as well as a flame-point Himalayan cat, and any number of other great animals. Some are stray pickups by Animal Control. Some are strays brought in by citizens. But a lot of them are owner surrenders. I can't believe someone brought in Peppers, a beautiful white cat with black spots. He's extremely clean and gentle. His paper says, "Could not stand the fleas any more." The Himalayan says, "Cat would cry until it got attention." (She's 12 years old, by the way.)

Someone said, "The longer you work at the shelter, the more you like animals, and the less you like people."
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
My guess would be that one of them did it for spite. "Sure you take this of mine, do this... *whatever*, Im putting the cats in a shelter!"
The other person might not even know this has been done yet if its only been a couple weeks.
Sad.
I hope that's the case. But I've heard of pets who've been abandoned because they reminded their owners too much of their now hated spouse. And other such crap. It really makes me angry. I wish people would wake up and realize that pets are not things. They're alive and have feelings. And they trust their humans to look after them and keep them safe. Spite your partner some other way. Hurt them, not your pets. T_T
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by SweetKara View Post
When I adopted my kitten at the SPCA the application said something like "What is a good reason for getting rid of this cat?", I said "NONE"
I truly wish more people would have this viewpoint I regularly check out Craigslist and my heart just breaks for all those poor babies whose families just decide to "get rid of them" I would never be able to give one of my cats up, not for any reason

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Originally Posted by mrblanche
Someone said, "The longer you work at the shelter, the more you like animals, and the less you like people."
I can see how that might happen
post #10 of 12
I met a lady at the shelter when I was adopting RB Olivier who was heartbroken because her husband took her cat and would not return him. She was devastated to put it mildly. I asked her if her husband would harm the cat and she said no he loved him too but he was really her cat. Then the cat became really ill and had to be PTS. Her ex was so spiteful that he would not let her know when it was happening so she could not even be with him in the end. So I helped her pick out a new little boy to love. He was 2 years old and just precious.
I would see her at the health club and she was so happy that she adopted another one.
People like her ex...it is selfish. He only thought of himself and not the cat.

At the shelter I see people surrender pets for reasons that stun me. Then you see people who have to because they are elderly or ill. But the nasty people kind of make you question humanity at times.
post #11 of 12
I always go to my local humane society website and look at the pictures of the animals.
They don't always give the reason why the animals are in the shelter, but the one reason that I have seen ...and it really breaks my heart is..."My human Daddy/Mommy went to Heaven and I need an Angel to give me a loving home like I used to have."

That just brings tears to my eyes every time I see.
I often wonder why more people don't provide for the care of their animals when they make out their wills.
My Husband and I not only made arrangments for our skin kids, but for our fur babies as well.
post #12 of 12
Reading these posts just makes me so angry. I could never work in a shelter because let's say I am "excitable." I could never take in an animal for a stupid reason and be able hold my tongue and be civil. My hat is off to all of you shelter volunteers.
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