Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stray and Abandoned Pets

Last night I put out some milk, don't even rant to me about milk not being good for most cats because I do know but had nothing else in the house last night to put in a dish, in a dish for a cat that looks to be a stray or possibly abandoned.

It is moving season on the military installation.  It is the time where families decide what is expendable.  I'm pissed.  Your pet is a member of your family and it is not expendable.  Every year at this time I end up feeding stray animals and trying to find their owners.

Today J is going to pick up some tuna fish and dry kitty kibble on his way home from work.  I'll do my best by this particular stray cat to make sure it has food.  It has been crying outside my windows for the past week in the middle of the night.  Last night I had to give it something.  The bowl of milk I put out was gone within 10 minutes.  Does that tell you how starved this animal must be?

To those of you that move with your pets I applaud you.  My cat, may he rest in peace, traveled with me from NY to TX to Germany and back to NY.  My cat was my fur baby and moved with me.  I was devastated when one time he didn't come home.  I had moved home during the divorce and my mom thought it would be nice to let my cat outside often.  He did good until one October he didn't come home.  Black cats and October don't mix.  Some idiot always decides to do cruel things to black cats that month.  I can only hope my cat fault like the devil to survive.

This stray cat is a black long hair.  I will take it in if possible and get it to the vet to get it checked out for diseases and to see if it has a chip just in case some one is missing their pet.  If they aren't I'll probably end up adopting the cat even though my husband seems to be allergic to cats.  We pet sit once and it wasn't pretty.


  1. I hate people. Hope the little kitty is healthy and you guys can help it to be happy xoxo

  2. I'm glad you try to do something for them. Several of my cats were strays I took in... I am a sucker for strays. We don't let ours out because when we moved in here we lost a few cats that way. Never again :(

    It's so sad that some people just abandon their animals like that. I can't stand it when people act like their disposable.

  3. :( It just breaks my heart that people choose to dispose of their animals like a piece of trash rather than take care of them! Ugh! I have had my dog and cat since they were babies and they have moved with us every time. I will never give them up. I applaud you so much for taking care of this cat.

  4. Maybe he can try allergy meds/shots?

    You flew your baby across the ocean?? How did that work??

    ♥ you for keeping an eye on the stray animals.

  5. I don't mean any disrespect. But I live in an area where there is a big navy base. Many people around here are navy families. I have noticed that A LOT of military families don't move with their pets. Atleast the ones around here. It makes me sick. I know there are plenty of non-military families that do this too. And plenty of military families that do move with their pets. Case in point you! You are a responsible pet owner. Just something I've noticed over the years.

  6. When I was little we lived near a University and it was the same thing. In the spring college kids would just leave cats abandoned all over the neighborhood. My parents got some of the best cats that way.

  7. Poor kitty! I really hate people sometimes.


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