Rescued kitten denied access to help

Just over a week ago a friend of mine found an abandoned kitten in a box. She spent the afternoon waiting with it in the hope of finding its mother but the mom didn’t show up. It appears that the kitten must have been a domestic one, and the owners must have abandoned it, that’s how it landed up in a box on the street, left to die.

She is a true animal lover and wild life ranger, and the only that that felt morally right for her to do was to rescue the kitten, who couldn’t have been older that 3 days.

She syringe fed it, tried to keep it warm and provide as much love to it as she could, in the hope of saving a life. Unfortunately her building policy is “NO PETS”. The manager found out the she had this kitten and demanded she put the kitten back in the street where she found it. She had a day to get rid of it before she would be kicked out of the building and/or pay a heavy fine. As my friend explained that she knew the rules, and didn’t however go out to buy a new cat, she just wanted to help it live until she could find a new home for it, the manager was in no means negotiable. Sad reality that animal lives, are so easily disregarded. Now I understand the problem here of many stray cats, etc and that sometimes perhaps it makes sense to put them down. But when looking at each individual case can we not have some compassion?

Sadly, during her quest to save the kitten, rehome her with a foster cat and deal with the manager of her building the kitten stopped breathing after a week 😦 I do feel that it is better off now, considering the challenges this poor thing faced. I am so proud of my friend still who, in her desire to save a little life, definitely extended the kittens life to a week more than it would have lived and provided it with the love it didn’t have.

Kudos to all you animal, earth and peace lovers. It takes one person to make change, whether it is in the life of an animal, to advocate on vulnerable people in unfortunate circumstances or to demonstrate love.

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7 thoughts on “Rescued kitten denied access to help

  1. There are many stupid people around here. The manager must have been one of them! It’s inhumane to say no to a little kitten. It’s heartless. Some people can be more animals than the real animals.

  2. I am wondering how much time this person waited for the mother to return. Mother cats can be gone for hours at a time in search for food, and kittens that are “rescued” at that age have only a tiny chance of survival without their mother. Most end up dying because the rescuer does not have the proper milk to give them (you need to use kitten replacement milk and it’s not always available). K’S PATH gets phone calls about this every day and their policy is to tell people to put the kittens back where they found them, in the hopes that the mother cat will find her kittens / return. It’s their best chance for survival.

    • Yip, I get what you are saying, my friend said she waited long, nonetheless the kitten was in a box, its mother would not have put it in a box. I do agree though that it may be best to let nature take care of itself because its very likely that in rescuing them we do the opposite. I think my point was also more to emphasis the lack of care and apathy from people in general, and the inability sometimes to use discretion

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