I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Some animal welfare activists have proposed a four legged solution — working cats. A human with Voice for the Animals Foundation said “I’ve never seen a place it didn’t work.” And they have experience placing working cats in City facilities, with three police stations patrolled not only by humans, but by felines.
An epidemiologist wasn’t sure about the effectiveness of felines in addressing the typhus problem. They said they worried the fleas might simply move from the rats to the felines. But the human with Voice for the Animals Foundation said the solution to that was simply treating the felines.
One of the City’s council members is discussing how a working cat program would work. Hopefully, they will bring the idea to the full council and it gets approved. Then, some feral felines who would likely lose their lives will get the chance to thrive. And they will keep the rats away from City Hall.
Most of the felines and canines could not drink water, and there were no traces of noms on the site. Not surprisingly, these poor animals were sick and suffering from parasitic infections.
And this is the third time authorities rescued animals from the hoarder. The first time, in 2011, authorities pulled 50 canines from the site. In 2017, they rescued 17 felines and 84 canines. And now this.
Furiends, normally I call for hoarders to get help. But this human clearly did not, so they need to be put in a cage where they will be forced to get the treatment they need.
I hope the felines and canines taken from this hoarder get a chance to thrive. And I am glad Humane Society of Missouri stepped in to help them.
Sometimes, you humans do things that make we want to swat you. Edna, a four year old tortie, arrived at San Francisco Fire Station 49 as a kitten. The firefighters at the station loved her, and they enjoyed having her around. She enjoyed spending time with them. And for four years, both Edna and all of the humans at the station enjoyed the arrangement.
Many people learned about Edna’s plight, and they responded with anger. One commenter said they were “very sorry to hear someone has screwed it up for Edna and those who cared for her.” They added “what the heck is wrong with that person and don’t they have anything better to do?”
The department said they could not have Edna around medical supplies due to the risk of contamination. But this does not make sense, furiends. These supplies are in boxes, and they are sealed in individual packages. Edna would not contaminate the supplies! And she likely kept mice and other rodents away from the station.
Fortunately for Edna, one of the humans at the fire station is taking her home temporarily. But she deserves to go back to her home at the station. I hope that happens soon.