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What is wrong with people?

The people across the lane from me moved out recently. They weren't horrid as neighbors go, but they weren't great either; I got really tired of asking them to move their car so I could get into my parking spot.

I noticed a cat hanging around after they left, scratching at the door, and a few other folks from down the lane standing outside, so I went to go investigate. Turns out they left the cat behind.

Deliberately.

Poor thing was scrawny, flee bitten, missing huge patches of hair, and half crazed with hunger.

One of the folks saw the lady who used to live there and asked he why she didn't come the cat. Her response was "I don't have time to be chasing after the cat."

WTF is wrong with people?

ETA: Jazzy and I have been feeding the cat for over a week now, because we can't *not* and it was sleeping in the carport on a pillow and blanket that we put out. Now we haven't seen the cat for several days, and as much as I kept telling jazzy not to get attached to the little flea bag, I'm finding myself worried.

Dammit.

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agilebrit
Mar. 18th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
You know, I'm pretty sure she can get into legal trouble for that, were someone to report her for animal abandonment...
sp23
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
People who abandon/abuse children and animals should be chained out in their backyards on a short leash with no shelter, food or water, the fuckers.
fishsanwitt
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
What rotten people. I wish they could be reported to the Humane Society so that they could *never* have a pet again!
duncanmac
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
It's a shame and what she did was shameful, no doubt about it.

Speaking of which, *did* someone report that lady to the local Humane Society? [hint, hint]
nicachick007
Mar. 18th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
That is so wrong on so many levels. Poor kitty.
retro_rider55
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I saw this post four hours ago; I had to log out, I was so... Still, now, there are no words.

I hope that the woman mentioned is;

- jailed

- prayed over/for (she'll need it)

- locked outside without food or water

- eventually stands, rather hypocritically, I'll admit, shitting bricks in judgement before Jack T. Chick's faceless, sadistic, misanthropic, misogynistic version of God.
ladyniko
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Def. should report her for animal abuse/abandonment. Stupid cow.

Oh, and to cheer you up - Wraithfodder, the incredible snark mistress of SGA screencaps, made this motivational poster tonight from a pic poster on JM's blog:

http://tinyurl.com/2uvoxo

bwahahahaha! Very generic dirty pic of DH & Kavan.
pondside
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was never fond of those folks but.. there is no excuse. I mean if they were on the last train to Clarksville or something, maybe...

Maybe they came back and picked little fleabag up?
curiouswombat
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh poor cat - I'd be worrying now too. I hope you find out what has happened to her.

I cannot understand people like that - and yet it is not an uncommon occurence at all - they excuse themselves by saying 'Oh the cat wouldn't like to leave her/his territory, he/she would only come back the minute we let it out anyway' etc.
dan_ad_nauseam
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I had a housemate once whose cat did come back, but it's only fair to let it decide.
curiouswombat
Mar. 19th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
Absolutely. Or if you really do worry that it will try to do an epic thousand mile hike ask someone if they will take it in.

My mother has acquired three or four cats over the years that way - neighbours moving away from the small village where she lives, sometimes to leave our small island altogether, asking her to look after the cat.

And one that the owner re-homed to a farm three or four miles away when they emigrated that did, indeed, walk back regularly, until Mum and the farmer decided it might as well move in with her!
enigmaticblues
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awful. At least find the cat a good home, or take it to a no-kill shelter. Poor, poor kitty.
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