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post #31 of 42
How very sad that she was neglected so badly by the people who had looked after her for so long, but she didn't die alone, she had people who tried their very best for her, and let her go peacefully and with dignity, and for that she is lucky. It is such a very hard thing to do though, and I know your voluntary work is a lot harder than mine, the animals that come through your rescue are so very lucky to have an angel like you looking out for them.
post #32 of 42
She still kept her sweet expression, so she knew she was loved. I'm sorry that she wouldn't eat, but she had been betrayed by this world and I guess she wasn't afraid to go Home. Maybe she heard a sweet, certain angel voice calling her....she's not suffering anymore.
I'm sending you major prayers and vibes of comfort and encouragement in dealing with this difficult case
Maybe Peaches is getting cuddles and scritches from our client, J, who managed to succeed in taking her own life a couple of weeks ago - a beautiful girl tormented by what she claimed was horrific abuse by her own father, at only 18, her memories drove her to do the unthinkable. Two precious innocents, each abused & neglected, may they play happily together over Rainbow Bridge It comforts me to think of that - poor J wrote such beautiful poetry, when it wasn't dark & symbolic, she deserved a beautiful kitty such as Peaches...her own cat lives back East with the grieving mother ...
post #33 of 42
That is absolutely heartbreaking.

Others have said it, but it bears repeating: Bless you for what you do for these poor abandoned creatures, and for trying to educate others about the proper care of animals.
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
She looked thin and frail. Was there anything else wrong with her?
I noticed that about her right away too. Did she maybe have another condition that was undiagnosed?

Poor Peaches looked like she had been such a beautiful cat at one time. I think it's horrible that some "owners" think it's a waste of money to give an animal medical care. And that seems to be what happened to Peaches.

R.I.P. Sweetie
post #35 of 42
Rest in Peace, Beautiful Peaches. Your coat has regained its fullness and lustre, you'll never be short of friends, comfort and company over at the Rainbow Bridge!

What a sad sad story. Idiotic humans have once again caused suffering and early death to the most innocent of creatures.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
Why, why did I open this page...
My thoughts exactly.

I don't handle this sort of thing at all well; and I'm a big, old guy who works in the petroleum business (not always known as the most sensitive environment), that has seen my share of sad stuff etc.

I alternate between feeling very sad and angry.

I am sorry this happened and that caring folks had to deal with this, you have my admiration.


Stories like this make me value the times when things come together and we can make a difference with positive results. Stories like this give more value to an experience I have had in the past year;

Kasey our most recent cat, brought home in May 2008, she is an 8 to 10 year old torti that I rescued from one of our company's sites.

She was brought there when she was a kitten for rodent control, they had her spayed and she had her shots. I go to the site occassionally as part of my job and the cat has known me for all these years.

As time went on, enevitable changes went on and she did not receive the best of care and in some cases I heard she was kicked around etc. Through all this, she retained a nice nature with people and craved attention. (Later examination showed an old injury to her left rear leg and the tips of the upper canines were broken off.)

She was losing patches of fur and looked to be in bad shape. A couple of years ago, a few people at the site, pointing out the lost fur had the foreman load her into his truck to take her to be euthanized because she was "sick". One guy there who I have known quite a while stepped in saying just a %$^%&* minute, and stopped it.

Last April, I was on site for a few days working on a job and had seen enough, I came home and we talked about it and on the next run up there, I brought a cat carrier and took her home.

We did all the vet stuff and the recommended slow introduction to the resident two cats, from separate rooms etc. She did very well on good quality food and is in very good shape, now and all the fur with full torti colours grew back quite thickly. She has basically "imprinted" on me and has retained her friendly nature with people. She has adapted well to being a house cat and seems happy she doesn't "do" winter anymore.

As I type this, she is happliy grooming in "critter bed", as usual in sight of me.
post #37 of 42
Poor kitty . How could someone who had an animal for 10 years, do that??? I mean they had to have loved her at some point? I wish I could take all the pain from animals like here away,it jsut breaks my heart to see that
Rest In Peace pretty girl! Say hello to Callie, Milky, Blakie and Paris for me!
post #38 of 42
RIP Peaches - she was adorable.
post #39 of 42
I only just saw this. Is she the girl that was dumped out in the owners garage?

Poor baby.

Rest In Peace
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by Claydust View Post
Kasey our most recent cat, brought home in May 2008, she is an 8 to 10 year old torti that I rescued from one of our company's sites.

She was brought there when she was a kitten for rodent control, they had her spayed and she had her shots. I go to the site occassionally as part of my job and the cat has known me for all these years.

As time went on, enevitable changes went on and she did not receive the best of care and in some cases I heard she was kicked around etc. Through all this, she retained a nice nature with people and craved attention. (Later examination showed an old injury to her left rear leg and the tips of the upper canines were broken off.)

She was losing patches of fur and looked to be in bad shape. A couple of years ago, a few people at the site, pointing out the lost fur had the foreman load her into his truck to take her to be euthanized because she was "sick". One guy there who I have known quite a while stepped in saying just a %$^%&* minute, and stopped it.

Last April, I was on site for a few days working on a job and had seen enough, I came home and we talked about it and on the next run up there, I brought a cat carrier and took her home.

We did all the vet stuff and the recommended slow introduction to the resident two cats, from separate rooms etc. She did very well on good quality food and is in very good shape, now and all the fur with full torti colours grew back quite thickly. She has basically "imprinted" on me and has retained her friendly nature with people. She has adapted well to being a house cat and seems happy she doesn't "do" winter anymore.

As I type this, she is happliy grooming in "critter bed", as usual in sight of me.
This is a great story, thanks for sharing it! People who abuse animals are nothing but bullies, but the way your friend turned Kasey's fate around showed true courage. And if not for your love and willingness to open your heart and home to Kasey, she'd probably still be getting kicked around somewhere.
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by BabyWukong View Post
the way your friend turned Kasey's fate around showed true courage.
He's a great guy, 50 something, goes to work every day in coveralls and hard hat, under that exterior is a soft heart with the courage to back it up.

He has transfered to aniother one of our sites now, I am in contact with him frequently since I provide engineering support to all our operations. He never fails to ask quite cheerfully, "Hows ol' kitty doing?" I send him some photo's once and a while through our company email system. He frequently says he's glad I was able to take her out of there.

I posted the story on this thread as my own coping method because I find the story outlined in the original post quite disturbing, and I have not lead a "sheltered life". I have an especially bad time hearing about socialized animals that have that trust and dependance betrayed, such as Peaches.

I have to remind myself that occassionaly, as with Kasey the torti, things come togewther and we get to win. She does "own" me now, which is just fine and I think her biggest decission today was "go another round with the stuffed cat toy, or head right for the critter bed" . Her "revenge" is to live the rest of her life quite well.
post #42 of 42
Oh poor kitty, that makes me so sad R.I.P Peaches
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