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help! Ill treatment/abuse of cats?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello, i really need your help on something that is really worrying me..
.. on sunday i saw an advert in my local morrissons saying that they have some kittens for sale at £10 each, i rang up and later that evening went to see them.

When i walked in i just couldn't believe my eyes. The house was not in a fit state for a human let alone kittens! It was filthy,smally.. no fresh air, it clearly has NEVER been cleaned. Not only that, when the man brought the kittens out it was clear that they were not in the best of health. I picked one up and it was riddled with fleas, some had what looked like eye infections.. and Some of the kittens limbs looked out of proportion. They had 9 adults cats and 15 kittens. He told me he feeds them on weetabix, surely this isnt helping the kittens development. One of the mum cats was litterally skin and bones, she was quite young and looked like she has been breeding forever. In fact he told me that he breeds cats and that he isnt allowed to because of the DSS, as its extra income. It was a tiny house consisting of two rooms downstairs...I don't think the adults cats had ever seen the light of day or had fresh air. The cats just all looked miserable.

I know people advise you not to buy a ill kitten but i couldnt leave there knowing i could try and help at least one of them, so i paid him the money and im going to pick my kitten up next week. I have already booked a vets appointment for him to go to before i bring him home.

The man didn't seem to care about the kittens.. he just wanted to make money as he was on the dole. i cant stop thinking about what state they were in. what i need help with is, is this a case for the RSPCA and did i do the right thing in buying one off him or am i just fueling him to breed more and more kittens?


Hopefully you can help, i cant sleep worrying about them!

Thanks for reading!

Amy and soon.. oscar!
post #2 of 15
That disgusts me! This, in my opinion, is certainly a case that authorities need to check out. These people do not deserve to have animals, and they need to be stopped. I'm so glad you rescued one of the kittens. Please alert someone (RSPCA) so that they can check into it. It doesn't sound good at all!!!

This worries me very much!!!
post #3 of 15
Ring the RSPCA straight away because their the only ones that have the power to gain access to his property and seize the cats and kittens, then ring you nearest DSS office and let them know what he's doing, if you don't want to do it send me the number and i will.

People like this make me sick because all their doing it for is to make an easy way of making some cash instead of getting off their lazy backsides and getting a proper job!

Seriously if you don't want to do it pm me your local DSS number and the address of where the cats are!.
post #4 of 15
Please, please report this man and get help for these cats.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Ring the RSPCA straight away because their the only ones that have the power to gain access to his property and seize the cats and kittens, then ring you nearest DSS office and let them know what he's doing, if you don't want to do it send me the number and i will.

People like this make me sick because all their doing it for is to make an easy way of making some cash instead of getting off their lazy backsides and getting a proper job!

Seriously if you don't want to do it pm me your local DSS number and the address of where the cats are!.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Amyandoscar
is this a case for the RSPCA
YES, abseloutely!

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Originally Posted by Amyandoscar
and did i do the right thing in buying one off him
I understand how you feel, but I would much rather you bought a healthy kitten from somewhere else. The kitten you bought could be seriosely ill . Go to an RSPCA shelter and pick out a healthy kitten instead

Good luck!

Sissel
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. I just needed some back up, i will definitly be contacting the RSPCA. its a sad case as ive had to do this quite a few times recently due to neglecting of some horses. Some people are just sick. Can't wait to get my kitten home though, he won't know whats hit him when he comes here.. he's got everything, he'll be the most pampered puss for miles!!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Amyandoscar
Thanks for the advice. I just needed some back up, i will definitly be contacting the RSPCA. its a sad case as ive had to do this quite a few times recently due to neglecting of some horses. Some people are just sick. Can't wait to get my kitten home though, he won't know whats hit him when he comes here.. he's got everything, he'll be the most pampered puss for miles!!
Great! Turn this jerk in ASAP so these inocent kitties don't have to suffer longer...and please keep us updated!
post #9 of 15
Amy when you report him to the RSPCA, make sure you get a name of who you speak too, and tell them you want an update of what happens?!.

But still grass him to the DSS!
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
yeah i will do, i'll keep yo all updated!

I was really worried that the RSPCA won't be able to do anything without evidence but apparently when i go to the vet i can get a written evaluation of the kittens health and a statement of whether the vet thought it was in a bad condition. This is reinforcement for the RSPCA so they can get in there and rescue the poor things. Its scarred me for life, seriously, ive had nightmares when i eventually get to sleep!
post #11 of 15
Amy don't worry!, you just tell the RSPCA exactly what you've told us, right down to the advert being in Morrisons, and how much he was wanting for the kittens.

I don't like the RSPCA's policies when it comes to putting animals down, but they are coming down really hard on people where cruelty is involved so they have my support there.
post #12 of 15
ring cats procetion aswell as the have more room for cats and please take you kitten straight to vet as it could have cat flu and can pass it on
post #13 of 15
this is there number is say to ring 08705 555999

this is rspca webbie http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Sate...pg=NewsFeature

also i would contact the ppl advertise it for them to take it off and explain why
post #14 of 15
Aw that's awful, the poor little things.

Definately get onto the RSPCA, and keep chasing it up to make sure something is done ! sometimes, the RSPCA just ring the person and dont even visit so make sure to emphasize how serious it is.

Good luck with your kitten, and keep us informed
post #15 of 15
i never new that

i hope they visit this one
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