Written by PETA
Employees at a Kentucky
dentist's office were reattaching vent covers when meowing was heard under the
building. A passerby then called PETA
A pretty black-and-white cat had apparently
darted inside an open vent while the covers were off, but then was unable to get
back out. We were able to secure the release of the cat and convinced the
caller, who planned to adopt the cat, to first take her to a shelter to be scanned
for a microchip. Sure enough, the cat, named Minnie, had been lost for six long
weeks, and her guardian was desperately searching for her.
Minnie was lucky she was discovered
before she starved to death or was seriously injured in the ventilation system
and that the people who found her were kindhearted. Other cats who are let
outside unattended aren't always so lucky. Outdoor cats
are often abused by cruel people, hit by cars, poisoned, attacked by other
animals, or stolen and sold
for use in experiments
or as bait for dogfights.
Don't learn the hard way—keep cats safely inside,
as Minnie's grateful guardian assures us she will do from now on.
by Michelle Sherrow
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