Dear Paws to Talk,
A couple of weeks ago, my humans took me for a car ride. At first, I was excited because I love riding in the car. I don’t get motion sickness and enjoy getting out of the house.
Partway through the ride, my humans pulled into a park with a grassy area. I was so thrilled at the prospect of playing in another yard. Then before I could purr, they opened the car door, lifted me onto the grass and sped away.
At first I thought this was a mistake. Maybe they had some errands to do and decided to leave me at the park to play in the meantime?
However, once it became dark out, I began to panic. I cried with the moon beating down on me. There wasn’t any dinner around and I missed my humans.
It has been several days and they have not come back to pick me up. I have been sleeping in a kiosk area within the park and forging for some edible food. I am a domestic cat but thankfully still have some survival instincts.
I am very upset and worried about my future. How could they leave me after two years together? Why did they abandon me?
-Vinny the British Shorthair Cat
We feel absolutely horrible that your humans did this to you. They deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is unacceptable and infuriating.
There could be many reasons as to why your humans abandoned you. Understand, that none of them are worthwhile. Our humans have told us that right now many others are going through financial hardship. Maybe they couldn’t afford to keep you? Still, if this is the case, they should have found another home for you.
Additionally, sometimes the responsibility of owning an animal becomes too much for some humans. We’ll say it again, they should have found you another safe place to live. Abandoning an animal is not the answer to any of these problems.
You are not the cause for this situation. Even if you were running wild through their house and scratching furniture, it is not a reason for them to leave you. Your former humans are the guilty party. They will have to live with the cowardly act they committed forever.
In the meantime, we are very worried about your well-being. We suggest going to an area in the park where there are a lot of humans. Be nice to them and purr a lot. Hopefully, a compassionate one will take you in or at least take you to a local shelter where caring humans can help you. Better yet, if you know where there is a shelter or place nearby where you can get assistance then go there.
This story hurts our hearts. We’ll be thinking about. You deserve much better than this.
Bella and DiDi
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