Friday, October 28, 2005

Homeless cats

I just read a story about a homeless cat and tears came to my eyes. I know stories like this are written to generate sympathy, but I know all too well that this is a tame story.

I also recently read Fur Person by May Sarton. She actually lives near me... go figure.. but again, the story made me cry. It wasn't supposed to. It was supposed to be a happy story about a stray that finds a home, but he starts out as a stray..

I'm way too sappy sometimes..

I just wish I could do more..

Sadly, all I can do is implore you to get on the spay/neuter bandwagon. Get your pets altered. If you can't afford it, ask for help. There a large number of programs out there to help you. If your pets are, make sure the pets in your area are. If they are, donate money to the programs out there to help people who feel they can't afford it. (but then again, I am of the annoyingly close-minded view if you can't afford to have your pet altered, you can't afford to take care of it, and you certainly can't afford to take care of the offspring)

I was once so poor we ended up living with the inlaws.. but the cats were always taken care of. and if I couldn't have, it would have broken my heart, but I would have found them a home where they could have been.

There are billions of homeless cats out there. Please don't add to the problem. Don't buy, adopt. Don't litter, Neuter

hum.. should probably get off my soap box now hun? Sorry. But cats are still considered disposable.. and it breaks my heart.

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