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Re: Lost Kittens

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lost Kittens
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:29:08 -0600
  • References: <15475371.1118767829608.JavaMail.root@Sniper27>

It's so nice that you cared enough to look out for the little guys.
There's a good chance your neighbor won't pick them up at the vet,
especially if he decides to charge her a boarding fee.  since you brought
them in, you might end up responsible for it, so keep checking.

I don't know how old the daughter is that brought them home, old enough to
know better?  Or maybe she's a fledgling rescuer.  Who knows what the
kittens' fate was before she stepped up to the plate.  But she needs to
learn that volunteering of any sort requires commitment.  They can't expect
others to pick up the slack for them.

Kudos to you for a tremendous effort on the little ones' behalf.  Jeers to
the owners of the mother cat who don't have the sense to spay her.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:48 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Lost Kittens

> Yesterday morning as I was hauling things to the car to go to Mom's, I saw
> these two itty bitty kittens come charging through my neighbors chain link
> fence!  My neighbor doesn't have cats, so I spent a hour going door to
> door, trying to find out who they belonged to.  Of course no one was home
> at 10:00 on a Monday morning.  I put up signs in the post office and
> convenience store.  I couldn't just leave them loose, so I took them to
> local Vet in town and asked if he would keep them a day or two to give me
> more time to find the owner.  He hemmed and hawed around, talking about
> distemper shots and worming but at last he gave in and agreed to keep them
> in a separate room in my cat carrier.  When I got home last night, I made
> up 100 flyers and went door to door asking people to get the word out.  My
> next door neighbor wasn't home yet (where I'd first seen the kittens), but
> by the time I got done distributing the flyers and talking to people 2 and
> a half hours later, she was home.
> Turns out her daughter brought home a box of kittens and had been keeping
> them in the garage.  She was able to find homes for some of them, but not
> these two.  Somehow they got out into the back yard AND NO ONE EVEN
> TO SEE THAT THEY WERE MISSING!  I'll tell you, when I found out they
> belonged to the next door neighbors, I was fit to be tied.  They just
> figured that someone would come along and give them a home, AND DIDN'T
> LOOK FOR THEM OR CALL THE VET!!!!  I was livid.  I told her where they
> and that she needed to go pick them up the next morning.  I also asked
> she was going to do with them.  She said she had a farm north of town and
> would take them there.  When I stopped at the Vet at 8AM this morning,
> were still there.   Grrrrrrr.
> Mardi
> Small Town Iowa, zone4b
> .....where some people are stupid.
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