By: Elena Grace Flores
It was not a pretty site waking up one day finding 6 new-born but dead kittens in the backyard. I’m always a cat lover and actually have 5 cats in our house already. However, I am also administrating for my sister’s apartment and staying there from time to time. It will not be ideal to keep some pets because aside from not living there regularly, it’s actually going to be converted into a boarding house.
This stray cat that I did not have any idea at all that she’s pregnant always visits in the morning to ask for food. I have to be tough to say no because I do not want her to end up living there and be miserable when I’m away. Based on experience also, when I start feeding one, it will take only few months and I will be feeding 2 to 10 cats! They are difficult to give out also because there are few or no willing takers. It’s not like Donating a Car in Maryland! That thought alone drove me to really be very strict in not giving anything to her. It’s not like the cat looks like she needs mesothelioma diagnosis so, I’m sure she can cope.
As I examined the dead bodies of the kittens one by one, I noticed blood on their necks and sure enough – their mother bit them too hard until they died. I know for sure that when a mother cat feels threatened with too many humans, too much interruptions and presence of other animals they could kill and eat their new-born! It’s obviously triggered by the Postpartum disease of the mother cat.
Postpartum is really real in cats. That’s why they need proper care when pregnant – whether they look like they need mesothelioma diagnosis or not. This is not possible of course when they have no owners. There are already too many stray cats all around us and although cats can live better than other animals in the toughest conditions, they also have their limitations and can be hazards to the community – the same as stray dogs. Will cat impounding works?
By: Elena Grace Flores
If one day, you’ll find your dog missing – and there’s no dead body around, try checking your local government and see if your dog is one of the stray dogs caught and taken to the pound earlier. You see, if a dog – with or without an owner is seen roaming around public places without a leash, it is immediately considered a stray dog. Be aware and don’t miss reading this:
Owners whose pets were caught roaming the streets or public places should claim their pets immediately. The holding period of dogs in the pound vary depending on the city ordinance (from 24 hours to 3 days to 1 week). Dogs that are not claimed within the holding period are supposed to be humanely euthanized (for animal population control – as stated in RA8485 The Animal Welfare Act), but we’ve heard from concerned citizens that this is not always the case. http://pawsphilippines.weebly.com/city-pound-help-my-dog-was-caught-and-was-taken-to-the-pound-is-this-rightlegal.html
It is cruel to your neighbors allowing your dog to mess around their property or their path ways – just because you can’t be a responsible owner. If paying the fine just to take back your dog is too high a price for you, then you have no right to own a pet. Note that euthanasia is often the remedy for the government to control the increase of these unwanted animals. Your dog is better left dead than let other people die of heart attack because of your dog’s loitering around! Cruel but true and this goes with cats too.
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