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post #1 of 21
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I am absolutely outraged at what I heard today! I was looking through the shelter website and came across a beautiful cat that drew me to her. I then clicked on her picture so that I could read about her. The description said that she had been through a lot due to abuse....she had been kicked in the head and jaw!!!!!!!!!!! I decided to call the shelter to find out more about her and see if MAYBE we could give her a new home. The woman at the shelter said that a lady brought this kitty to the shelter because her husband was kicking her around....the last time being the worst. He kicked her very hard in the face, jaw and head several times. This poor cat now has to endure biweekly shots, she has had several surgeries and will have to, for the rest of her life, be on some form of medication. The woman at the shelter told me that she just got back from taking her to the vet today and that she is just now at the point that she won't need to go quite as often, but she will have to be on medication forever. She said that she is very very very sweet and loving, but sadly, I can't get her because we have Solomon and are bringing home our new kitten next week. I would have probably gotten her, but I just don't know if I could devote as much time that she would need....two kittens, two dogs and two children. Oh how I wish that I could give her a home!!! I got off of the phone and started to cry. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!! She is such a beautiful and sweet looking cat. Here is the link to her picture: http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=5331649

Thanks for letting me share.
Tammy
post #2 of 21
OMG! that just makes me sick to my stomach!! AAARRRRGG! I just wish I could go kick him in the face and jaw... Bet he wouldn't like that too much! And I'm sorry, but that woman needs a beatin' too for letting her husband do that!! I saw Billy spank one of my cats ONE time and I had a fit!! He has since never laid an angry hand on either of my cats!
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
OMG! that just makes me sick to my stomach!! AAARRRRGG! I just wish I could go kick him in the face and jaw... Bet he wouldn't like that too much! And I'm sorry, but that woman needs a beatin' too for letting her husband do that!! I saw Billy spank one of my cats ONE time and I had a fit!! He has since never laid an angry hand on either of my cats!
I know, it's disgusting! I told my husband and he said that he hopes that this man is spending time in jail for animal cruelty. I so wish that she will find her forever home!!

Tammy
post #4 of 21
The link said the pet is no longer on pet finder?

And thats awful, the day i understand people who inflict cruelty to animals will be when hell freezes over!
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
The link said the pet is no longer on pet finder?

And thats awful, the day i understand people who inflict cruelty to animals will be when hell freezes over!
Here is the new link: http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=5331649

Not sure why it was changed.

Tammy
post #6 of 21
The guy probably kicks the woman around too so I give credit to the woman to have the courage to bring the cat to the shelter. She will probably pay hell when she gets home. It is not unusual for those Son's a B's to harm the critters just to "punish" their spouse.
He should have a l-o-n-g slow death!~!
post #7 of 21
What is WRONG with people..how can you harm a defenseless innocent animal? Grrr, I'm so mad!
post #8 of 21
That really disgusts me! Why in the heck would a person do that to a living being? Hes got some issues obviously!! I hope that poor sweet baby finds a very loving home~forever! She truly deserves it!!
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
OMG! that just makes me sick to my stomach!! AAARRRRGG! I just wish I could go kick him in the face and jaw... Bet he wouldn't like that too much! And I'm sorry, but that woman needs a beatin' too for letting her husband do that!! I saw Billy spank one of my cats ONE time and I had a fit!! He has since never laid an angry hand on either of my cats!
I am sure she gets hers, and if they have children, them too. Most animal abusers/torturers don't limit it to animals and generally abusive and violent towards family members. Too bad she wasn't smart enough to get out her self, because if he hasn't smacked her around, he will.
post #10 of 21
I hope they have the SOB arrested.

I wish someone would take all the links like this, put them on one page, and post them to anyone who doens't seem to "get" the importance of spaying and neutering animals, and avoiding new litters at any cost.

I wish and pray there were more homes than kitties to fill them.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
I was in such shock when I was talking to the lady at the shelter today that I forgot to ask if the man had charges pressed against him. As for his wife....she was probably being very brave, considering the type of human being she is married to. There is no telling what he does to her....he is obviously a very abusive person..

I so wish that she will find a forever loving home...she soooooooooooo deserves it!!!!!!!

Tammy
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by celestialrags
I am sure she gets hers, and if they have children, them too. Most animal abusers/torturers don't limit it to animals and generally abusive and violent towards family members. Too bad she wasn't smart enough to get out her self, because if he hasn't smacked her around, he will.
Well, she has taken the first step to get out and has saved an animal further torment.
Ya know, smarts do not have anything to do with it 'cause when you are a victim of a person like that , you might as well be in a cage 'cause you are emotionally trapped.
post #13 of 21
ohno thats so heartbreaking... poor darlin
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lucinda
Well, she has taken the first step to get out and has saved an animal further torment.
Ya know, smarts do not have anything to do with it 'cause when you are a victim of a person like that , you might as well be in a cage 'cause you are emotionally trapped.
I know what you are saying, but, it emotions can only trap some one for so long. I lived with a freak for 5 years and he was bi-polar and snapped on a regular basis. I tried to say it wasn't his fault he doesn't mean it, all the crap that people living with those sort of people do, but bottom line he didn't get meds for it and continued to do it, and one day after he beat me with a chair leg and tried to chock me and throw me out a second story window I had my brother come get me and I havent seen him since. I had all the emotional attachments, we were buying a house (well I was the one working and paying for it) I had been with him in high school, I had no place to go, where was I going to store my things, Well, I left it all I got more things later and lived on my brothers couch for months and found homes for one of my two dogs (that kept me there the longest I couldn't part with my boys. I kept one with me and found a good home for the other. I had no car and lost my licence but you know what I have those things again and im still alive. he would have killed me some day if I stayed and if some one can look at a cat and kick his head in untill it's like the one started in this post he will certainly do it to her. There are shelters for woman, I know it's hard to admit it and go to one of these places but it's a lot harder when you have brain damage by having your head kicked in.
post #15 of 21
I hope that poor baby finds a loving forever home. I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't any kind of investigation and if there is the man will only get a slap on the wrist, so I hope he burns in hell forever!
post #16 of 21
It's often quite hard to leave a man who abuses you, because he is the only security you know... my mother was this way; my stepfather used to kick me and my sister around a lot; but she loved him and was so afraid of being alone that she wouldn't leave him. Thank God he didn't kick the cat (we had a male named Daffy at the time); the worst he ever did to him was to consign him to being an outside cat.

The stepfather in question disappeared three years ago, and my mother has a new (and much nicer) boyfriend. My sister and I are both away from home and attending college now; but Daffy died in a fight with a neighborhood tom. He was neutered and a very good mouser; but I think he simply wasn't a match for the more aggressive cat. I stil miss Daffy--I'd been his favorite human, ever since we got him as a kitten, and I took him away from all the "new kitten" fuss and let him quietly explore my room instead of being petted half to death.

Daffy always had such dignity... he would never sit in your lap; always just right next to you, leaning on you and purring companionably. Even when he died, he crawled under our house, discreetly, as though he didn't want to make trouble for anyone... I think Daffy is one of the reasons I survived the bullying and meanness in my house as a kid; there's really nothing like a friendly cat to show you you're appreciated and loved.

Many times, women who are abused or have their families abused by a man are literally brainwashed--they subconsciously do everything they can to make the abuser happy because they (again subconsciously) believe this is the only way to survive (Stockholm syndrome--try Googling it). It takes time, counseling, and unconditional love for them to learn to trust again...

I'm rambling. Sorry.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by celestialrags
I know what you are saying, but, it emotions can only trap some one for so long.
Been there, done that. I got extreamly lucky and a friend let me come stay with her with all 12 cats and 1 dog. No fun, and yes, the strongest get out, the weeker stay.
It is really sad that one can get away from a batterer with their people kids in tow, but have critters and it is either leave them or find them other homes if you do not have money/a job. It is NOT RIGHT!
post #18 of 21
I didn't mean to get this whole thread off topic, and take away from the issue of the poor cat, she looks so sweet. I hope the cat finds a well deserved good home with lots of love. (luvragdolls) Mabey you can talk to people you know about this cat, and with your help this little angel will be where she belongs, on some ones lap. You are already getting word out, mabey some one who see's this tread that lives near the cat will adopt it or tell some one else about her. You've done a good thing!
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by celestialrags
I didn't mean to get this whole thread off topic, and take away from the issue of the poor cat, she looks so sweet. I hope the cat finds a well deserved good home with lots of love. (luvragdolls) Mabey you can talk to people you know about this cat, and with your help this little angel will be where she belongs, on some ones lap. You are already getting word out, mabey some one who see's this tread that lives near the cat will adopt it or tell some one else about her. You've done a good thing!
Think I started it by defending the woman. SORRY! Is a touchy subject to many of us.

OK, any word on how the kitty is doing???
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by celestialrags
I didn't mean to get this whole thread off topic, and take away from the issue of the poor cat, she looks so sweet. I hope the cat finds a well deserved good home with lots of love. (luvragdolls) Mabey you can talk to people you know about this cat, and with your help this little angel will be where she belongs, on some ones lap. You are already getting word out, mabey some one who see's this tread that lives near the cat will adopt it or tell some one else about her. You've done a good thing!
Thank you....I just hope that by me doing this, she will find a loving home. She has been in so much pain and I am sure she still experiences some to this day.

I will keep you all posted. I am going to Petsmart tomorrow....the particular shelter that she is in will be there for "adoption day". She will not be there, but I can still ask the woman from the shelter a few more questions.

Thanks again!
Tammy
post #21 of 21
Tammy, please keep doing follow-up on this sweet girl! And listen to your heart - perhaps you are the chosen "forever home" for her. When I rescued our 6th cat, Andrea, I really thought that I wouldn't be able to handle it, but after posting here and receiving so much moral support, things have worked out wonderfully!! The other cats have "taken her in under their wings" - I was worried that she would be the "one cat too many". Meanwhile, I will keep you & the kitty in my prayers & thoughts, that you will have a concrete answer very, very soon! Hugs, Susan
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