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Just a rant about stupid people.

post #1 of 27
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I live in a smalll town , we have a weekly paper that comes out on Thursday in the wanted Ads: " Wanted For FREE outdoor only cat to chase squirrels" OH My @@#### some people. I stewed on that ad half the day and I just had to call the number and have my say.Fisrst off I polietly asked if they wanted a male or female and did it make any difference if it had been fixed or not. They said it didn't matter long as though it was free and didn't have to come into the house. !!! I inquired about feeding it. Now here is the kicker . Quote " if we feed the cat it won'tbe hungry and then it won't kill off the squirrels...I was steaming by them. I then asked and if its a female and has kittens? They said they can stay out with the mom also. We have a dog house they can live in... I was so mad by then I simply hung up! CLICK more like BANG!
I got on the phone and called the local Human Society and told them what was going on they read the ad and said that they would have some one go in person to the peoples house and talk with them. Phewww. How can people be so darn stupid and uncaring..
post #2 of 27
Brains in their pants!!!!. When God made them thats where he put theirs. The idiots!!.

Good for you for reporting them as well
post #3 of 27
I'm so glad that you reported them, good for you!

I can't believe people like that - it just breaks my heart to think if someone actually were to take them a cat

I can't believe that the paper actually printed that!
post #4 of 27
OH.MY.GRRRRR! That is just stupid! Plain stupid! Good for you for reporting them!
post #5 of 27
I really hope those people don't get a cat. That's infuriating!
post #6 of 27
People are just so ignorant!!!
post #7 of 27
Boy, some people are so ignorant! I'm glad you reported them too! I can't stand people like that!
post #8 of 27
Oh Cindy, I'm so glad you called on these people. They certainly need some education on the treatment of animals. I hope they get it!
post #9 of 27
I can't believe the newpaper even printed that ad - extremely unprofessional!
post #10 of 27
*^#$&*%!!!!
Some people think animals are objects.
psh.. if we feed it it won't be hungry...
Thank god the Humane Society was willing to get involved. Maybe they'll say something that gets through.
post #11 of 27
Good for you for calling.

You know though, I worked with someone who use to be with one of the bigger local papers. She said that there was a staff that would proofread some of the classifieds for drug deals. I hope it was more an ignorant person then a drug dealer!!!!
(PS, the way the conversation started was that we saw a classified in the paper: "Shoes - $5". Yup that's all it said. )
post #12 of 27
you took the words right out of my mouth! that is unbelievable!


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Originally Posted by eilcon
I can't believe the newpaper even printed that ad - extremely unprofessional!
as for the twit that wants the cat....that is disgusting and my blood is boiling right now...how can people think like that???? I'm so glad it was reported.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
After reading your comments about the paper printing that ad. I just had to give them a call and inquire about why on earth they printed it. They said that they legally have to print ads that are paid for longs as though the ad does not involve anything illegal! I said animal abuse isn't Illegal? They just hemed and hawed and couldn't really give me a good answere. At least I let them know what I thought. Plus I had two friends also call the paper! So maybe this will make them think before they ever print something like this again.
The Human society here in town is wonderfull.Very involved and caring. Its mainly volunteers.
post #14 of 27
Those people are disgusting!
post #15 of 27
In the small town where my husband, Kyle is from, people normally don't have to put an add in, there are sooooooo many cats just breeding in the country.

Kyle's parents live on a little farm outside of the town and their closest neighbor's have about 40 to 80 cats at any given time on their farm. They took one in and got her fixed, but they don't know what to do with the rest.

People just come and dump cats/kittens at their drive because people know around there that the kittens/cats will be dealt with, one way or another....

I was absolutely horrified when I found out what they do to keep the numbers down....old George takes out his gun and shoots them all. Last I heard, he said he shot about 40 cats.

There is no shelter in this small town and no one is willing to become responsible for them. If I lived there I would be doing something about it but since I don't all I can do is rant about it!
post #16 of 27
That's terrible. Good for you for being proactive!
post #17 of 27
i didnt think that cats ate squirrels anyway
post #18 of 27
Some people use their butts to hold their brains. They can't help it. their heads are full of hot air!
Stupid idiots! I hate small towns( she says as she lives in one!)
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
i didnt think that cats ate squirrels anyway
They will kill them Fwan when my cats used to go outside they managed to catch one or two and chipmunks. They didn't eat them .But if a cat isn't being fed they sure would eat them just like they would mice or birds.
post #20 of 27
That is terrible!! Im glad you reported the idiots, and hopefully they wont find a cat(someone dumb enough to give 'em one)
post #21 of 27
Good for you for reporting them to the Humane Society. I'm really impressed that they responded so well and are going to do something about it. And it's great theat you've complained to the paper. Maybe, they'll think a little harder about printing some ads in the future.
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i didnt think that cats ate squirrels anyway
My cats live to chase squirrels! And you can't really blame them - they run around so temptingly and wave their big fluffy tails at the cats as if to taunt them! I'd be really upset if they ever caught one though.
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
In the small town where my husband, Kyle is from, people normally don't have to put an add in, there are sooooooo many cats just breeding in the country.

Kyle's parents live on a little farm outside of the town and their closest neighbor's have about 40 to 80 cats at any given time on their farm. They took one in and got her fixed, but they don't know what to do with the rest.

People just come and dump cats/kittens at their drive because people know around there that the kittens/cats will be dealt with, one way or another....

I was absolutely horrified when I found out what they do to keep the numbers down....old George takes out his gun and shoots them all. Last I heard, he said he shot about 40 cats.

There is no shelter in this small town and no one is willing to become responsible for them. If I lived there I would be doing something about it but since I don't all I can do is rant about it!
I remember when I was little, my cousins lived in the country and they always had a bunch of cats running around..and when the cats would keep having kittens..my uncle would take them behind the shed and hit them with a shovel to kill them It makes me sick to think of it now..but when we were kids we didn't know what was happening. They wouldn't pay to get them cats fixed..but instead just got rid of the kittens...So sick!!
post #23 of 27
Reading these stories just breaks my heart. I wish humans would learn to respect animals. Why do we think that this planet belongs only to us, and that anything that doesnt comply with our rules should just be killed off. So very sad.
post #24 of 27
Oh my gosh....

I'm gonna dig the ads up and take a look...I CAN'T BELIEVE the nerve!!!!
post #25 of 27
[quote=gardenandcats]After reading your comments about the paper printing that ad. I just had to give them a call and inquire about why on earth they printed it. They said that they legally have to print ads that are paid for longs as though the ad does not involve anything illegal! I said animal abuse isn't Illegal? They just hemed and hawed and couldn't really give me a good answere. At least I let them know what I thought. Plus I had two friends also call the paper! So maybe this will make them think before they ever print something like this again.[quote]

*sigh* It's true, they do have to print the ad if it doesn't say or intimate anything illegal, and although we on the board here view putting a cat outside to chase squirrels as animal abuse, there are plenty of people that DON'T view it that way and I don't think technically what they were advertisting for would constitute animal abuse. It's only after they were called that they said what they were really up too.

The newspaper, believe you me, has plenty of libel issues that they do have to worry about, and the ads make money for the paper. (Not that they are money making machines, most reporters get paid fairly low salaries.) I'm not sure at all that they will "think twice." I wish things like this didn't get printed, but the newspaper isn't really to blame.
post #26 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveSiamese
In the small town where my husband, Kyle is from, people normally don't have to put an add in, there are sooooooo many cats just breeding in the country.

Kyle's parents live on a little farm outside of the town and their closest neighbor's have about 40 to 80 cats at any given time on their farm. They took one in and got her fixed, but they don't know what to do with the rest.

People just come and dump cats/kittens at their drive because people know around there that the kittens/cats will be dealt with, one way or another....

I was absolutely horrified when I found out what they do to keep the numbers down....old George takes out his gun and shoots them all. Last I heard, he said he shot about 40 cats.

There is no shelter in this small town and no one is willing to become responsible for them. If I lived there I would be doing something about it but since I don't all I can do is rant about it!
You described my dad there(he's just like George). I am very ashamed that I couldn't convince my parents to fix out outdoor cats sooner. Every kitten that got a new home last summer got fixed at their new home(I checked with the vet). We had tons of kittens, in addition to all of the adults. Dad got mad at one cat for pooping in the shop, so he shot it. His plan was to drown the kittens. What did dad do growing up when a dog/cat had babies? He drown them. If the dog killed a chicken, he shot it. Plain & simple. He doesn't seem to understand that these are living breathing creatures that I love. He gets mad because the money we spent to fix those cats could've been spent to cement the driveway.

Although, whenever there were kittens on the place, they were moved somewhere(by mom or me) where they would be safe. They were given a warm place to live & grow. They got kitten food(the moms did, too) until they were 6 months old. Our cats were always fed as much as they needed & always had fresh water. We never used them to kill mice or anything(they were & are too lazy). They were pets. In nasty winter storms, they got shut in the heated shop(all but the ferals-poor things). There were a few I had euthanized this spring, but only because of health issues. If a stray shows up, we will care for it & take it into the humane society from now on.

Now, our 8 outside cats are fixed, UTD on shots, & we take in stool samples every 3-4 months. I lock them in the garage a lot & let them out when I can watch them. I walk them when I walk the dogs, too.

Sorry that got so long, but I thought our cats had it bad for years. I honestly did not realize that there were some people out there that are so bad. I thought it was awful when the farmers would keep the male kittens(they can neuter them themselves*shudders*) & dump the female kittens. I made mom promise that she would always keep only altered cats on the place, no more kittens. She willingly agreed & I am sure dad will have to agree, too. We fixed one cat without him ever knowing, even.
post #27 of 27
OMG it makes me feel ill that someone would drown a poor defenseless kitten. Seriously, that is awful.
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