Scared stray cat meets sad end

A long hair gray cat had been roaming the neighborhood on Nalls Lane for about a week. Apparently somebody had dropped it off, as often is the case. I tried to rescue it, but it wouldn’t come to me and would run away when I approached it.

I found it dead in the ditch on our street Feb. 20. Actually, my dog found it. The cat was frozen in a drift of snow. Apparently, it had jumped from the bank into the ditch and sunk into the drift of snow and couldn’t get out. It must have suffered for hours before it froze to death.

I just hope the heartless person who dropped it off reads this, because I want you and others to know what happens to an animal when you just drop it off. They don’t always find homes. Many times they get killed on the road and, sometimes, they starve to death. They are scared, they are lost and confused. Some may find a home and a person kind enough to take them in, but most won’t.

If you no longer want your pet, please be kind enough to take it to a shelter or find it a home. If you can’t view your pet as a family member, then please don’t get one.

If I am wrong and this gray cat is just a cat that wandered off and got lost, then I apologize.

Jerry Cooke


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