A pet’s love is beyond dumper’s understanding

Dear Editor:

This is a letter addressed to the perpetrator of an extreme act of cruelty in the past few days.

We don’t know who you are, but you do. I am addressing the heartless person who dumped a beautiful white cat on the road during the recent awful winter weather.

Abandoning animals is a dreadful thing to do, but in mid-winter it is nothing short of inexcusable cruelty. How could you take a cat that trusted you and just leave it on the road to face probable death by starvation or freezing?

In a very short time its paws will freeze to the ground, rendering it unable to run away from an approaching vehicle. One can only imagine the panic in its lovely green eyes but you would never have such a thought.

During the 18 years we have lived on Highway 2A, we have had our share of abandoned cats, being either dumped on the road or railway track outside our entrance, but lucky for them we have found them before they were killed by a vehicle. But of course this is costly as we only have seniors’ benefits income.

I urge you to be responsible to your pets and if they are truly unwanted, take them to the SPCA where they may have a faint chance of being adopted before being put down; or have them humanely destroyed by a vet.

Do not foist your problem on someone else. Further understand, if you are caught you will face a heavy fine and/or jail time. Rightly so; you may have been seen by someone who knows you.

Apart from this, remember cats ask very little of an owner but give lots of love, which is obviously beyond your understanding.

Prudence Mason,

an SPCA member for 50 years.