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Iraqui kitten

post #1 of 16
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This is just a small tribute for a kitty without a name. An 8 week old kitten presented to a British Army soldier in Iraq. The kitten had an injury to the back right leg, it was extremely swollen and the baby kitten was dragging it. The soldier was powerless to help the kitten and went to the Internet in search of answers, but the search was to no avail, the kitten died last night.
post #2 of 16
RIP little baby.
post #3 of 16
RIP little one. Hopefully your sacrifice brought some humanity and caring to that war torn world.

as an FYI
http://www.cats.org.il/eng/index.html has some great stories of resuces during the israelly settlement and withdrawl. sad but inspiring info about cats caught in the human wars.
post #4 of 16
RIP sweet baby
post #5 of 16
Play at the Bridge, little one. At least someone cared for him, someone cared enough to try to help. That won't be forgotten.
post #6 of 16
RIP, little one. You were loved.
post #7 of 16
The poor Baby RIP little one

I've heard some horrible stories on how they treat the animals over there from my neighbour who's in the army thankfully soldiers have gone to the defence of the poor animals.
post #8 of 16
RIP little sweetheart.
post #9 of 16
RIP little angel
post #10 of 16
Rest in peace, little one. Condolences to the hero who tried to help.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
The poor Baby RIP little one

I've heard some horrible stories on how they treat the animals over there from my neighbour who's in the army thankfully soldiers have gone to the defence of the poor animals.

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.
post #12 of 16
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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.
post #13 of 16
"...all you can do is love them while they are here and then miss them when they leave."

That really rings true to me in fact it brought tears to my eyes. Its just so sad! Danni my kitten was probably never meant to live but it gives me comfort that she died extremly loved for the first time in her life. He did what he could and I do understand that I didn't mean anything negative about the soldier. I just was trying to say that its not a good idea to tar the entire population with the same brush. I don't do that with Americans or any other nationality, although there are some Arabs who do, I try to see people as human being capable of good and bad.

RIP little kitty you really were loved!
post #14 of 16
RIP litle angel
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Play at the Bridge, little one. At least someone cared for him, someone cared enough to try to help. That won't be forgotten.
...Oh Heidi you broke my heart when I read your post for this lonely poor soul.......

Go with God my sweet little one...
post #16 of 16
RIP, little kitty - go join the rest of our TCS kitties over RB! I am relieved that your suffering is over. And I hope and pray that your loving soldier will be blessed with other kitty purrs, headbutts, and charms, to fill the void that losing you has left. It is so sad to know that caring so much just wasn't enough.
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