Another cat has been spotted on the Ridley Highway (approximately 4 blocks in). A white s/he with tabby markings. Cats are domesticated animals. HEADS UP PEOPLE – Cats are NOT able to survive in the wild on their own. They are not intended to survive on their own. Not only is this practice inhumane, it is illegal. There is a pack of wolves on the highway that would only be too happy to have a little snack. That animal would die in pain and complete terror - perhaps being torn apart while still alive. Too graphic? Then if you know someone like this, stop him/her – report them. These abandoned pets are subject to death by vehicles - there are many people that drive too fast and don’t care what could jump out in front of them vs. driving defensively and proactively. There are people that actually try to hit animals on the road, leaving them to die alone, in terror and pain. They are subject to being run over again by a vehicle behind the one that hits them. This is simply EVIL!! These poor animals are subject to death by starvation which is a slow and painful death. They are subject to agonizing death by illness brought on by poor health care in the beginning and combined with poor nutrition and fresh water … a death sentence … a slow, agonizing death sentence. And then there is weather. Some freeze to death.
In the past few years I’ve taken cats off the highway. One was trapped and dumped by an evil neighbor. The family was so happy to have their beloved pet back. He had been missing for 6 weeks and by some miracle, survived the wolves and vehicles. I’ve taken others off the highway that were so sick from being starved, they died. One cat was 9 years old and had clearly been a much loved pet. Another was young but neutered which indicates care at some point. And the other would run from the Rupert Substation to Diana Lake entrance every day looking for food. He was also a senior but lived a comfortable life for a year when past neglect caught up and killed him.
What is wrong with people in Prince Rupert and Port Edward? I am well aware this is not limited to just our communities but this is here and now so If you can’t keep your pet then it is your responsibility to find that pet another loving home, a rescue group OR the animal shelter. People who practice this are evil and less than human - and they should just be ashamed of themselves.
While I am on the soapbox - it would also help if you spayed or neutered and gave regular vaccinations as well. If you can’t afford these basics, then you should not have a pet of any sort.
And don’t get me started on the backyard breeders in this town … both dogs and cats. It is shameful.
A community is judged by how it treats it’s children and animals – Prince Rupert and Port Edward should hang their heads in shame. It is disgraceful how this community treats their children and pets. Once they are no longer cute, the kids are given to the grandparent to raise or left to do whatever they want, and the animals are dumped and left to die or abandoned when the move, and left to die. I am sure whomever is doing this, be it one or all, your mothers would be so proud (NOT).
Cannery Row Animal Rescue – you go. I will support you as best I can and if we can find out who is doing this, let’s get them caught and stopped.
Just sayin’ …