840 kittens

Okay, I know I said this blog was just for writing matters BUT I have to get on my soapbox just one more time in 2008.

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s calling in on lots of good little boys and girls, but do you think Santa would be so stupid as to leave a cute puppy or kitten under the tree? No way, Jose! That jolly old gentleman has got more brains. Mind you, there are some responsible owners who will do the right thing for their fluffy, furry, hairy little bundle over its life.

In December there’ve been over 840 kittens dumped at Brisbane’s RSPCA centre at Fairfield and they’re still counting. If they can’t find homes, they will be gassed – kaput, arrivederci, farewell and goodbye. In one year the number of cats put down number over 12,500. Add to that number the total dogs and puppies who’ll die as well. Those vets out there at Fairfield must feel like shit sometimes – they’ve trained to save animals not kill them.

The RSPCA is run by donations. Want to help? Donate. Pressure politicians to ensure people spey and neuter their cats and dogs if they’re not prepared to find good homes for the progeny. Encourage people to get their pets from the RSPCA not petshops (sorry, petshop owners, but you are part of the problem). I told you I was getting on my soapbox.  Here’s the site to donate, and you get a cute card with it…. http://rspca.org.au/ecards/giftcardshow.asp?id=8

Have a furry good Christmas!

Nothing to do with cats and dogs - just another animal - dermestid beetles eating flesh off python.

Nothing to do with cats and dogs – just another animal – dermestid beetles eating flesh off python.

3 thoughts on “840 kittens

  1. Hi Sheryl,
    Thankyou for making people aware of the plight of animals at Christmas. I have a friend who is dedicated to the cause of animals and I have set up a website for her which is called http://www.earthmajic.com There is a page with information about animal welfare and environmental organisations and also a page about the Animal Action Day held on the Gold Coast annually. I hope your readers will check it out and help you to take up the cause.


  2. Hi Sandy
    You know, I couldn’t bring myself to be mamby-pamby about this issue, people have been given the softy-softy approach for years and the problem is getting worse. I know I can be strong in my comments, but believe me, it’s nothing to what some workers at the RSPCA in Fairfield are saying – which is probably why I sounded a bit harsh in my comments.
    You have a good Christmas and all the best for the New Year.


  3. I know you love animals and want the best for them, but maybe a little less harsh tone might be more convincing to those you hope to reach? Anyway your heart’s in the right place. Visit me at http://www.SandySays1.wordpress.com and read “Claus and the Consultant,” and get some holiday laughs.


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