Originally Posted by Sims2fan
My aunt is Iraqi and she loves cats and dogs and treats all her pets like her children. Please don't make generalisation about the entire Iraqi nation by the experience of one man, sure animals are treated badly by some people in Iraq but this is throughout the world. I don't mean to make waves especially in the mourning thread for this poor baby but a lot of hostility is started by such generalisations no matter what the original intentions were. Please don't take this as a personal attack I just get got worried.
I would tend to agree, and animals are treated just as badly here in the United States, by a select few sick individuals. This soldier was just hoping this kitten would make a miraculous recovery. She was presented with almost the same scenario in Bosnia and the kitten lived. Although cats do have extraoridinary regenerative powers in some cases, this was a case where more than likely the bladder and bowel will also paralyzed and the kitten died of toxic shock as well as injuries sustained. We will never know, I tried to help as best I could, but sometimes, all you can do is love them while they are here and then miss them when they leave.