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Starving Cat Saved From Filthy Dumpster

Written by Michelle Kretzer | May 25, 2012

A longtime PETA supporter in New York is dedicated to rescuing cats from the cruel streets. She has adopted several cats into her loving home and arranged for dying feral cats, including cats who had been hit by cars or were suffering from terminal diseases, to be euthanized.

Her most recent rescue resulted from a trip to the local shopping mall. She saw something moving near a Dumpster, and when she stopped to investigate, she discovered a sickly looking cat who was walking through broken glass and trash, desperately searching for scraps of food. The weak and frail cat’s ribs were protruding, her eyes were oozing pus, and she was crawling with parasites.

The woman called PETA, and while she retrieved a humane live trap and a can of cat food from her car, we set up an appointment with a local veterinarian who is always happy to help the supporter and PETA. Just hours after the sick, starving feline was first spotted, the animal was mercifully euthanized, surrounded by caring people.

This determined animal advocate has saved countless cats from unimaginable suffering simply by always making the time to help. If you see an animal in need, please never be silent

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  • Jeannine says:

    It breaks my heart that this poor animal never knew what it was like to be loved and cared for.

  • Mimi says:

    It is and it’s not a happy ending because like Lisa wrote people are irrisponsible. I’m happy she is not suffering any more and surrounded by love. I’m sad because the best day in her life was the moment she closed her eyes and went to sleep. My display name “Mimi” is the name of my forster kitty I still have who was found in a dumpster with her four white babies…She was licking a bag of cheetos when she was found. Had it not been for the kittens crying who knows what could have happen..No one wanted to adopt her so she is welcome to stay with me forever. The sad part for Mimi is knowing what it was like to be hungry and starvig, she tends to still eat to fast and sometimes she gets sick. She still remembers even though it has been 2 years and eats as though she will never eat again. That could have been her in this story, but it wasn’t. Thanks to a caring individual who found her and brought her in. I’m sorry this kitty never had a chance and for the suffering it endured. :0(

  • Lisa says:

    These poor cats are here because owners do not get their cats spayed, neutated. If more owners were more responsible there wouldnt be as many strays trying to survive.

  • Anjelica says:

    My friend,a dedicated cat rescuer live trapped a starving cat outside a seniors’ group home. Unlike the silent people at the seniors’s home, my friend and I are never silent regarding suffering animals. She sought veterinary treatment but the weak and sick cat’s kidneys and other organs were severely damaged from dehydration and starvation. The autopsy showed that she was eating dust to survive. People who cause animal suffering and who are silent would not desire this injustice and suffering on themselves. I will never be silent for the voiceless animals thanks to my hero Ingrid Newkirk!

  • jory85 says:

    so sad – people should always help stray cats. Don’t let them suffer! Thank you, PETA.

  • Sabrina says:

    Wow. I just read this after I ate my lunch. It makes me feel so bad that after I’ve had a satisfying meal, other countless animals are out there starving as we speak. It really puts things into perspective.