Big Red #2 spent the night on my porch. He was trapped and brought to the clinic yesterday morning for neutering, but guess what, he was already neutered. This old boy, who I have been feeding for many years, at least got his shots updated and flea and dewormed. He was very happy to be let back out this morning.
Kittens needing homes! Rescued from Central, and Seventh.
|LUCY and JACE!|
So I received a call last evening from a woman who lives next door to one of my spots who talked so fast and loud I couldn't a word in edgewise. This is where my shelters were just trashed yesterday. I had left a note, with my number, and she took advantage of using it. Her tone was threatening and basically said I had better not put out food or water for the cats because they were attracting raccoons. When I pulled up there this morning, the green tote, the only tote that was not ruined, was thrown by the curb along with the trashed ones. I placed it back under the vacant house carport along with food and water for the two abandoned cats that run to me when I arrive. I went on my regular rounds, and swung back before heading into work to find the shelter, and all the food, thrown again to the side of the road. I placed things back, and saw this woman coming out of her house, and we both looked at each other and just knew. She immediately got right in my face, I asked her if she planned on getting any closer so I could call police, and she went on and on, screaming, cussing, etc. with phone in hand and calling police. She could not listen to reason. If she had shut up for one moment, we could have resolved this. I told her - TRIED to - that property was not her business, and told her all the good I have done since feeding on this street, getting at LEAST 10-15 cats spayed and neutered, and AT LEAST 10 cats rescued. She would listen to nothing. Not even the fact that I was trying to get the orange and grey cats out of there. I got a word in telling her 'do you think i want to deal with you?? people like you with that mentality? I told her she was ignorant, and she got me so mad, a few other choice things came out. She just never shut up. Finally, after waiting a few minutes, I told her I needed to leave for work, but that she had given the 911 operator all the information she could on me and if they wanted to find me they would. I told her I would not stop feeding cats on her street until I could get the two out of there, and then be done. She is the menace. By the way, her young daughter stood on the porch hearing the whole thing. I felt so sorry for her. Another generation being taught no compassion for animals. I took her picture, which drove her crazy. Wondering if there is any law against me posting it here or on FB? She threatened me with a lawyer if I did.
I cannot for the life of me understand how someone, let alone a female and a mother, could throw out food and water for helpless animals, especially in the heat we have. Those cats have nothing again today. I pray they ate something for a few minutes at least after I left earlier.
Thanks Liz, for sending me this great information below from Alley Cat Allies. Its quite apropos. We need a change in Rochester!!
"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."