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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Help us! We are being poisoned by cruel people.

My release after being spayed.
Dear George ,
We need your help and the help of every single one of your readers. My friends and I have a huge problem. I can see no way out. I have been bereaved  and there are too many humans out to get me. I am far away from your cosy life in the Cotswolds of England. I am in Spain's Costa Blanca but you can see us on our Facebook page here.
I live in an area beside the sea, called El Mojon. I live under apartment blocks and in gardens, but mainly hang around a derelict building which humans call " The Hermitage. " It is unsafe, but the humans let their children play around there.
They sometimes throw stones at us, and shoot at us with toy guns. Our area is filthy with litter but it is all we have.
I've heard the humans arguing among themselves - often and loudly. The local humans were shouting and waving their arms at the humans who bring our food and water. The locals swept away our food and crushed our water dishes under foot. They called us dirty, they said that we were sick and had fleas. They even said that we were the cause of rat and cockroach infestations.
Worse was to come.  My sister Phi and I were curled up together - half- asleep. Gamma, our mum was out hunting. It was quiet - except for a few fireworks - but we're used to those. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a shadow - darting back and forth in the grounds around our building. The shadow was throwing something . I caught a whiff of it. Quite nice. But, I thought, this was strange. Our usual people talk to us in kind voices, and put our food into clean dishes. This Shadow was throwing the pleasant- smelling food everywhere....... then left.
I knew something wasn't right. Phi got up to investigate. I called her back - but the lure of food was too strong for her. She ate the food, as did several of our friends. I watched them die. My beautiful ginger and white sister - the prettiest blue-eyed girl - staggering around until she fell to the ground; her lithe, young body concluding and writhing in agony - struggling to breathe. I heard the grasping, choking, sounds.  I don't know how long it took for her to die. Time stood still for me. There used to be a lot of us in this area - around 70 - now there are only around 15. Am I lucky? I don't feel lucky. I feel afraid. Afraid that there will be other Shadows, and that I shall not recognize them for what they are.
If you cannot help me , George, please spread the word and try to educate the so- called human race that animals are indeed all equal.
Your bereft friend ,
Chi

Dear Chi (and all my readers),
There is a petition here, which I am hoping all my readers wherever they are in the world will sign, then share on Facebook and Twitter. This is the tragic photo which accompanies it.
These were healthy cats (as you can see from the photo) licensed to be where they were and ear tipped to show that they were neutered and would not expand the population of feral cats. 
I want to send a message that people worldwide think this is unacceptable. That it gives Spain and the town involved a bad image.
We know that there are loving good people in Spain who will find this hateful too. So please would they sign the petition too.
Yours sincerely
George.

7 comments:

  1. Maria Broughton-ThomasOctober 17, 2015

    Chi and her friends send you a big "Thank You" ,George, for including our letter on your blog. We can only repeat: Please , everyone, sign the petition for us and for feral cats everywhere.

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  2. Dear George,
    Thanks for your help.
    As you said, in Spain there are wonderful good people fighting animal cruelty.
    Volunteers in Pilar de la Horadada were taking care, feeding, trapping, neutering and returning cats to their colonies until the new mayor revoked the licence.

    Criminals did understand this wrong political decision as a "licence to kill" and cats were poisoned with Alicarb (extremely toxic poison).
    Perhaps we must ask everybody to spend holidays and their money only in towns, restaurants, hotels and all places where animals are treated as Citizens - Nonhuman Citizens.

    If possible we would like to have your authorization to translate and publish in our page this lovely post.
    Thanks in advance,

    Movilización Animalista

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  3. This is horrible! I sent out a Tweet to my followers and had my human sign it.

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  4. Oh George... we are so sad that people are so cruel. Humans are the worst of creatures as no other ever acts this way. Are they so stupid to not remember the black death? That was due to our kind being killed off.
    We are going to sign the petition and share too

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  5. Fluffy's mummyOctober 17, 2015

    It's just horrible! We'll make sure that all our family, friends and private lists will sign the petition.
    Love
    Fluffy's and Cayenne's mummy

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  6. Mommy and I signed. We'll send to everybody we know to sign it.
    Shumba

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  7. Mommy signed! Hope everybody in universe will sign the petition.
    Jasper

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