Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cat in flat

Poor cat. One of the adoption volunteers and I went down to assess the case of the cat being kept in a dirty flat. The owner let us in this time. He asked for time last time to take the cat to the vet and said he couldn't let us in then. The cat still has not been taken to the vet.

The flat itself was clean and there was another cat sleeping comfortably in the middle of the owner's bed, but this particular cat was kept in a storeroom at the back.

When the owner opened the door, the cat popped out and from the quick glimpse I got of the room, it was covered in what looked like smeared defecation. The cat was unkempt and the fur was matted and dirty. He was hungry and thirsty.

Then the adopter told us that the cat had been adopted from a foster back in 2002 but he couldn't remember whom. When I gave him a few names, he remembered. I called the foster immediately who remembered the cat, but the adopter had moved and did not tell her. She had done follow ups after the cat was adopted and visited, and the cat had been fine then. She immediately said she wanted the cat back.

Fortunately, the adopter didn't want the cat anymore either and asked us to take it away. The foster is taking the poor cat back tomorrow.

8 Comments:

Anonymous cheery~meow said...

It's a great blessing in disguise. May the poor cat has a better life from now on.

30/8/05 5:08 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

This guy's identity should be made known to fosterers and rescuers who put cats at foster-homes. He doesn't deserve any more cats. Was the other cat ok?

30/8/05 5:23 PM  
Anonymous cheery~meow said...

if we look at the positive side, at least he did not dump the cat away..to think the cat has been with him since 2002 though i agree he ought to be black-listed.

30/8/05 5:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes - poor cat. He looked friendly. The cat was obviously fine before he moved to this new flat, so hopefully he hasn't been in this condition for too long.

30/8/05 7:40 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I totally 100% agree with vegancat and i would have taken away his other cat too. Who knows how soon his other cat will suffer the same fate. This adopter is horrible. Poor cat!

31/8/05 12:35 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The other cat looked fine - so there were no grounds for removing it really. He was sleeping happily on the owner's bed.

31/8/05 1:49 PM  
Anonymous existentialist cat said...

it is strange how some people can give preferential treatment to one cat and not another. i have a feeder in my area who feeds one of the two cats in a public area. when asked why he doesn't feed the other, he said that the other isn't his charge!

31/8/05 9:38 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That's very true - I always find that so surprising. That's not MY cat so I don't care if it's killed.

31/8/05 10:11 PM  

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