Did you ever wonder how someone can take a pet who has lived in their family and just abandon that animal? Unfortunately, we see this happening all too often. The lucky pets who are abandoned get taken in by someone kind. The rest die slowly of disease, injury, and starvation.
Recently, we took in a litter of 6 kittens and their mother. The kittens were still nursing and not yet weaned or able to survive on their own. This little family was wrapped up in a box that was taped shut, like a tomb. The box was placed on the property of a church. Noone is usually at the church during the week and the box would have gone undetected for several days IF something miraculous hadn’t happened.
A kind group of church volunteers who help run a soup kitchen stopped at the church to get the food ready. Im- agine their shock in seeing that box. Imagine their horror in discovering this little abandoned family trapped
inside. What kind of black soul does it take to leave this mother cat and her babies to die in a dark, airless tomb? How can people guilty of such monstrous behavior sleep at night?
Because this group of women was kind enough to care about the homeless and desperate people whose meals depended on that soup kitchen, the kittens and momcat were found in time. The mother has been named Trinity. She was obviously a pet since she is super friendly and trusting. Trinity and her babies are doing well at the shelter. All family members are a pretty light orange/buff color except for one that has dark
markings. The photo at left shows her and her kittens nursing about an hour after arrival at AID.
Thanks to all our friends and supporters, Animals in Distress was able to offer this orphan family a safe home for as long as they need it!