On June sixth, a couple was awoken by screams and cries of panic coming from their backyard. What they saw sent them racing into their yard, horrified and speechless. A poor cat’s foot had been caught in between the boards of their privacy fence, leaving the distressed cat dangling upside down, trying to free himself. When they reached the fence they saw scratch marks, tuffs of cat hair and even teeth marks from where the desperate feline had tried to free himself. They made several attempts to free the cat’s leg with no success. Feeling the limb grow colder by the minute, they decided to take apart their fence and were finally able to free the trapped cat. The frantic couple then rushed the feline to the Kentucky Humane Society to see if anything could be done to help him.
Last Sunday our Admissions Department received a frantic call from a Good Samaritan. The caller was on her way home to Louisville after visiting a bourbon distillery in Nelson County KY when she saw a dead kitten in the middle of the road. A quarter mile later, she saw another dead kitten. Another quarter mile, she saw another. Then another. And another. It was a gruesome and horrifying discovery, especially for an animal lover like Susan.
Q: I am thinking about adopting a new kitten. I want to make sure he gets started on the right foot. What can I do to help him out?
A: Congratulations on wanting to adopt your next family member. Before bringing a new pet home, it is always important to look at your current family and lifestyle to determine the best type of pet to bring home. If you have decided a kitten will be the best fit for you, your family is in for a treat! Kittens are a lot of fun, can entertain you with the simplest behavior, and nothing is better then a curled up kitten purring in happiness. They also have a lot of energy, can seem to get into everything and may or may not just accept the resident pets in the home right away.
On July 16, A small black sedan with blacked out windows sped down Highway 265 near the Grant Line Road exit in Indiana. As the car raced down the highway, the driver carelessly tossed a small orange kitten out the window. A truck driver saw what had happened, stopped his truck on the side of the road and raced back to find the kitten. The kitten was a terrible mess. One of his legs had been torn from its little body, and his little face was covered in road rash. The truck driver looked for the missing limb, but it was nowhere to be found. The poor helpless kitten looked at the truck driver and meowed plaintively. The Good Samaritan knew he had to do something.