I know this may sound ridiculous....

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I know this may sound ridiculous....
Thu, 06-11-2009 - 4:16pm

... to those who aren't animal lovers. We have been caring for several feral cats, providing shelter, warmth and food in our garage. We even went so far as to put in a doggie door so they could come go at their leisure. We only named 2 of them because they were our favorites. Max was a love bug, even though he stayed away from others that he didn't know. Georgie was the funny one and, although we couldn't touch, he kept us laughing with silly antics. We have loved these cats for going on 2 years and they have suddenly disappeared. Georgie has been gone for over 2 weeks and Max has been gone for a week now.

There are many ferals around here and we learned last year that several people were setting live traps for the cats. We just weren't aware of what they did with the cats. Well, it seems that some people are taking them out into the country and dropping them off, while others are using them for target practice. This makes me so sad. I really doubt that Max and Georgie will ever return home. I miss them. Just wanted to get that off my chest, so thanks for reading.



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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 5:13pm
Some people are really poor examples of our species, you know? No "humanity" or compassion in them. >>:=// I'm so sorry about your cats you were helping. :(




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Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:15pm
Thanks, Gypsy! Your kind words melted my heart! >>I'm so sorry about your cats you were helping.<<



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Sat, 06-13-2009 - 7:34pm

a fellow animal lover here too. It's shocking what some people will do with strays. A friend of my son's used to catch and sell stray cats to one of the local Chinese restraunts. I pray it was for mouse control... I hope your's will return home unharmed.

Rhonda in CA