Amazing Felines - Cat Blog


Helping Stray Cats

Sushi and Sake' when we first found them. They were thrown inthe street when they became a handful.

This is a topic which is close to my heart. It's about spaying and neutering stray and feral cats. The number of unwanted kittens out in the street is alarming.
Spaying is not an easy thing to do for females. For males, the procedure is quite simple and they recuperate very fast. For females, the procedure involves opening them up and the healing time is slow. Plus, there is the risk that the wound will open without the proper care. For indoor cats, it is difficult already, for outdoor stray cats, it is harder.

We have a stray eating outside our house. She was pregnant when she got here. She has already given birth to 3 kittens and they are all living near our house. We had planned to have her spayed right away but it is difficult to catch her. We had planned to put her in a cage while she is recuperating and had everything all set. But the problem is catching her. My mother helpled me catch her but was bitten. I asked an organization how to go about it and they advised to feed her near the cage until it does not become a threat to her anymore. They offer spaying services which are very affordable for stray cats.

There is another cat Chester who was neutered earlier this year. He is now doing fine and has grown so big. I have adopted him and he is living inside with all the other kitties. This is the first time I've introduced an adult cat to my brood. I usually bring in kittens so that the bigger ones will not be so aggressive and vice versa.

I hope that everything goes well with the female cat. This is a learning experience for us as well.


Start Teaching Them While They're Young

How can people think to hurt such a defenseless creature? I found her on the back of a pick up under the scorching sun.

I witnessed a very disturbing scene one day while I was driving home. There were several kids torturing this small kitten. He was placed in a rat cage, was heaped with sand and the children were taking turns peeing on him. I was so shocked by their behavior, I took the kitten from them and told them (scolded more, actually) that what they were doing was wrong, even against the law. Imagine, being small children, and they could think of doing this to a defenseless animal. I shudder to think of what would they turn into when they grow up.

What we need is more awareness against cruelty to animals. This should be a joint effort on part of the government and the parents themselves. We have animal laws but it seems that it is not being enforced. A lot of dogs and cats being abused. There are organizations who look after these animals but sadly they are outnumbered by the animals being abused. Children should be taught early on that animals too have rights. It is so sad that there are so few voices out there for these animals.

There was this time I was in a cab to bring one of my cats to the vet. The driver told me "You bring your cats to the doctor? We just run over them". I wanted to hit him over the head with my basket, but as patiently as I could I tried to explain to him that they are living creatures too and if he would try not to hit them as there are owners like me who think the world of them. It was really hard to because I wanted to scream at him. I only hope that he remembered what I said.