After reading several stories recently regarding cruelty to animals, especially cats I find it so hard to believe the carelessness and total disregard some people have for another's life.
The story of Pink caught my eye. Pink was dumped over a fence into someone's back garden one night. The home owner called the RSPCA as soon as the spotted the cat and upon closer inspection noticed that the cat had been dyed pink.
It was later revealed that the owner of Pink whose real name was later revealed as Oi! Kitty, had dyed the naturally white female cat, pink herself as to match her hair. The owner came forward after seeing the publicity the case had attracted and asked the RSPCA to return her cat.
What I found disturbing was the woman got the idea from a TV show where she saw them to similar things to dogs. The woman told local newspapers that she had used food colouring as she knew it was not toxic and would cause no harm as we eat it. The real problem though was the clear disregard for the cats well being. Putting the cat under a huge amount of stress as you hold them still to apply the dye and then after as you attempt to stop the cat from cleaning herself so the dye cat set in. It must be an awful ordeal to put an animal through.
It also shocked me to hear that the owner saw nothing wrong in her actions!
The second story that caught my eye was the story of the three month old kitten found dumped in a plastic bag by a communal refuse area. Luckily for the kitten a neighbour heard its calls and contacted the RSPCA.
It astounds me to think how people can be so careless and ready to just drop something and wash their hands of it the moment it no longer meets their needs and desires. Our pets depend on us to survive; it horrifies me to think how easy it is for some people to cast them aside without a second thought rather than taking on the responsibility.
It's my opinion that the RSPCA and the law are not tough enough on these offenders, to allow them to carry on owning pets after repeat offences has to be just blatant ignorance.
What do you think, discuss and let us know!