Abandoning an animal will always make you a bad person no matter how nice you are towards people, because one’s personality is truly revealed by the amount of respect they pay to the dependent and the less fortunate.
The good thing is that there are people out there who would always choose to help an animal in need. These people, among which a lady named Wendy from Stratford, London, make us realize how every life, no matter how big or small, is worth saving.
As she was on her way home, four boxes left in an alley caught Wendy’s attention. She probably wouldn’t even notice them if they weren’t sealed shut with too much tape. She said to herself how she should probably ignore those packages and continue walking, but that’s when she heard sounds resembling meowing coming from those boxes.
She got closer and now she was certain how the boxes that were left there for the trash collectors to pick up were full of cats.
Wendy wasn’t sure whether she should take them and place them somewhere safe or just open those boxes right there, so she eventually decided to alert an animal rescue service.
The staff from Celia Hammond Animal Trust came to the rescue in a matter of minutes and decided not to open the boxes there but at a safer place. They poked air holes and transported the cats.
They posted a video of the actual opening of the boxes one by one. They did it with precision, making sure no animals was hurt. Surprisingly, there were 11 cats there, 9 babies and 2 adults. All of them were scared and confused but in a good physical shape. Except for the fleas, they were all feeling just fine. None of them was feral and one even had a collar on its neck.
“We can only assume the intention was for them to die as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive,” the group wrote on Facebook, Jan. 15. “The boxes cannot have been there very long as without oxygen our vets estimate they probably wouldn’t have lived more than an hour or two.”
“One really strange thing is that these cats are really friendly and have clearly once been loved, handled and cuddled — what on earth would drive an apparently loving owner to do something so terrible? Perhaps it was a family member or neighbour who hated the cats enough to do this.”
All of the sweet cats were transported to the rescue group’s shelter and are waiting for the right families to welcome them in their home. The staff hopes they would be adopted in pairs because they are all really close to each other.
“The cats are doing well,” a Facebook post from Jan. 18 reads. “Once they had recovered from their shock they have turned out to be friendly and like being stroked. They have all been treated for fleas and worms and vaccinated. Our vets are neutering and microchipping them prior to them be ready for new homes.”
“The help you have all given has been absolutely amazing and is so very much appreciated. It really is good to know that are so many people out there who support our rescue work.”
It’s so sad to know how there are individuals who would hurt innocent animals like these poor souls. Thankfully, people like Wendy, the rescue organizations, and animal rights activists who are the voice of the voiceless restore our faith in humanity over and over again.
Take a look at the video the rescue group posted on their Facebook page.
Dumped in the night….We were called out the night of 11th January by a lady returning from work who had noticed several sealed cardboard boxes in an alley in Stratford, near a busy road. She walked past the alley and then went back as she thought she heard miaowing – thank goodness she did, as the boxes were completely sealed shut with masses of parcel tape and the 11 young cats inside would have suffocated if we hadn’t raced straight out to collect them, as there were no air holes in the boxes. We didn’t know their temperaments so didn’t dare open the boxes and risk them flying out into the road, so made a few tiny holes to let air in but not big enough to allow them to rip at the cardboard and escape. Fortunately, it only took a few minutes to drive back to the clinic. The risk of cutting the cats would have made it too dangerous to use scissors to open the boxes, so we used a butter knife to get the cats out as quickly as possible. We can only assume the intention was for them to die as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive. The boxes cannot have been there very long as without oxygen our vets estimate they probably wouldn’t have lived more than an hour or two. One really strange thing is that these cats are really friendly and have clearly once been loved, handled and cuddled – what on earth would drive an apparently loving owner to do something so terrible? Perhaps it was a family member or neighbour who hated the cats enough to do this. All the cats are extremely underweight and covered in fleas – our vets treated them for fleas immediately on arrival in the clinic, but we will have to build them up before they are fit enough to be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before they are rehomed. If you would like to contribute towards their care and helping with the cost of the extra food they all need – we’d be so grateful. You can donate via our donate button here https://bit.ly/2FzJzqG or via our amazon wish list https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2N6NW621HXPZ9?type=WishList or you can always bring in food toys direct to our clinic. If anyone in the Stratford area has any ideas about where these cats might have come from, please call us in confidence as we are concerned this situation may not have been resolved and there may be other cats in the owner’s property as we don’t think either of the two adult females are old enough to be the mothers of the nine adolescent cats. If the person who left the cats reads this, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7474 8811 so we can collect any other cats you may have and don’t want. There were no clues on the boxes to indicate an address.We will post an update tomorrow. Thank you, Wendy, for calling us – you undoubtedly saved these cats’ lives.”
Posted by Celia Hammond Animal Trust on Tuesday, January 15, 2019