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It's not fun sharing sad things but we're doing it again......we're helping another kitty,
we couldn't just ignore her and drive away.
Now I know some of you might think it strange that a bird rescue helps cats occasionaly but we believe pain is pain and all animals feel suffering. Just because we're bird people doesn't mean we hate cats and if we come across any other animal during our activities that need our help, we're not going to ignore their suffering. If we can help them we will.
My daughter and I spotted this poor cat sitting in the middle of the road near the rescue behind a store while on a different rescue and we slowed down to see what's going on. It was clear that she could barely see anything at all because she has such bad eye infections. Her vision is totally impaired and when we approached she ran into a nearby bush cluster and stayed there, occasionly coming out as if she wanted to approach us when we coaxed, but she is too afraid. She's not seemingly feral but definitely fearful and she seems to be an older cat. We could tell she was not going to let us pick her up and we could also tell she needed immediate medical care and is suffering tremendously with these painfully infected eyes. We got our nets and netted her and brought her in for care.
Her right eye is completely blind, the other eye seems viable but it's hard to quite tell yet because of the massive eye infection. We are going to treat her and give her much needed relief, TLC, good food, rest and treatment until she has a clean bill of health. She is so deserving of finally being pain free to spend her last days resting comfortably and safely. The good news is she is already fixed it looks like at some point she was a TNR cat. She is already becoming much more sweet and now allowing us to gently pet her and she seems so relieved to have a soft bed to sleep on and some relief. She's even tolerating us more when we have to administer the eye drops.
Any support to help us get this poor cat back health and comfort is appreciated.
These 2 ducks were illegally released and abandoned near a pond. They were terrified and wouldn't even go into the water. They walked for days through the neighborhood crossing streets and were finally reported by concerned citizens to be cowering for several days by someone's front door.
Raising domestic animals like Ducks, Chickens Geese, and any type of farm animal, or Domestic or Exotic pet, then releasing them into public areas is criminal. It is illegal and anyone found doing so can be charged by Animal Control with animal cruelty and abandonment. Farm animals and domestic pets need regular vaccinations & health checks and they cannot be released into public areas and abandoned.
Duck dumping is unfortunately a regular practice that we see all too often and it's no different than raising kittens/puppies at home then abandoning them into the woods when you're done. It's no different than buying Parrots from the pet store or Pigs & Goats from an auction, raising them, then releasing them into a public area and driving away. Within most city limits you are not allowed to own Ducks let alone cut them loose into public areas.
It's not only abandonment for the animal but can create a public health hazard when these ducks become sick and spread disease into the ponds affecting local wildlife as well as pose a threat to human health and a risk to pets. Domestic Ducks in particular can be "Trojan Horses" which means they can be the carrier of a disease without showing any symptoms while spreading the disease into the waters through saliva and feces, which will make other animals sick.
Even outside of city limits most HOA neighborhoods have ordinances against keeping ducks as pets which means u were never supposed to bring those ducklings u bought at the feed store home, and even if you live out in the country, a domestic/farm/exotic animal that you've acquired has to stay on your own property, within your ownership and care. You cannot raise an animal at home, then drive it off somewhere and leave it there or open your door and just let them go.
Retention ponds are for water drain off and flood mitigation. All the chemicals of lawn sprays go into those waters. They have snapping turtles and it's just a watery way of marooning a domestic duck that have no predator defenses and no way of flying off if it needs. It is not meant as an abandonment hole for domestic poultry, and the practice of letting ducks go at a public pond is ignorant and illegal. This isn't meant to insult, it's how its perceived. We've all done things in the past related to animals or when we were kids when we didn't know better at the time, but once u receive the info, u know, and can help educate others on the topic.
Think "the community " will feed them? No one comes out during a hurricane or freezing rain or ice storm days to feed them and they starve for days in winter and even if fed, they usually only get bread or cracked corn or some type of cheap starchy empty calorie food which ruins their health and don't provide enough nutrients. They need proper healthy foods too, and everyday, just like any other animal. They have no safe shelter and receive no medical care when they're injured. Besides the cruelness of the practice and the danger u place them in by dumping them, it's illegal.
If you no longer want to keep the animal at least surrender it to a shelter or animal control where it can be placed up for adoption. These are now 2 more animals that place a further financial burden on non profit shelters who have to pay for their expenses.
Love animals?? Then don't do this..... ...
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