Cats may be selfish, petulant and impossible to like in almost every regard, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be randomly put down, which is what one family recently tried to do to their pet moggy.
The cat, Toby, was so heartbroken after being taken away from his home that he walked 12 miles in an attempt to find them.
But when he finally arrived his owners weren’t best pleased. They didn’t want Toby, even if he was willing to risk life and limb trekking through rough landscapes.
The family were so miffed, in fact, that they took him to a shelter to be put down. Thankfully the shelter contacted a local animal charity, the SPCA, in North Carolina, who took Toby in, The Mirror reports.
They wrote on social media:
When Toby’s family no longer wanted him, they gave him to another family. But Toby missed them, and walked 12 miles back to his home.
When he arrived, he was met with heartbreak. The family he thought had loved him took him to a shelter and asked staff to euthanise him.
The shelter called us at the SPCA to ask if we could take him in and help him find a new family. Of course we said YES!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Toby has since found a new home
Just this week, video emerged of a woman abandoning her dogs. A local came up to the woman setting free her dogs on April 13 and decided to confront her with the help of a mobile phone for evidence.
In the video, the resident is heard telling the woman to alternatively take her pooches to Animal Care Services, which she claims is free. The penalty for illegally abandoning a dog is $500.
The resident told ViralHog:
I was getting ready for work when I spotted a car at a dead end road removing collars from within the car. I put my shoes on quickly and ran out to the road and started recording the act.
I’m tired of people doing this continuously in the area. I recorded to [educate] and advise them to do the right thing.
The woman in the video responded back for directions to the Animal Care services, and yet decided to commit the illegal activity as directed by the driver who then backed out with the back seat passenger flipping me off.
The woman can be seen asking for directions to the animal care house only to force the last dog out of her car, before jumping in the passenger as the driver backs away away from the area.
Watch the video here:
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City of San Antonion Animal Care Services said on Facebook:
Just two hours ago we received a message from a good Samaritan regarding a couple dumping 4-5 animals on a nearby street and driving off.
Thanks to this good Samaritan catching the act on camera, contacting 311, and caring for these pets – our Animal Care Officers were able to rush to the scene and bring three of the dogs into our care.
These dogs have clearly had a very rough day. They appear to be friendly, seem to get along with each other, and most importantly, are in need of love and proper care.
If you are able to open your home for at least one of these dogs by either adopting or fostering, please reach out to us.
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