This is the result of not spaying

She might have had a name before, given to her by the people who left this cat behind when they moved.

The foster peoples’ children named her Kitty Softpaws. She might have had a name before, given to her by the people who rented the home she lived in. The same people who left this cat behind when they moved.

This cat probably waited for them patiently, but they never came back. She was hungry, alone and scared. Worse yet, she was never spayed.

The people who left her never knew this, but she had several litters. Her last litter was seven kittens that Nanoose Bay Catspan Society trapped. Her kittens were saved, they all were tamed and are healthy and in good homes. The kind the mother never got.

When the fall winds blew she was pregnant again. She had been kept alive by a kind soul who fed her when I showed up. By then though she had grown weak and clawed at her face. Something hurt her.

She  was caught and went to foster care. The young girls there loved her and her foster home was finally warm, dry and full. When she gave birth the kittens became sick.

She had four, and one by one they died. It means tears to see a baby kitten die, with life ahead of them.

The time left outdoors with no home took its toll on this poor cat. Even though she is young she looks old, and the only hope she had was the kind Catspan Society feeder who kept her alive.

Please tell/ask everyone to never ever leave their cats behind. And don’t leave them unspayed, to see their unwanted kittens whither and die.

Take them to Catspan Society. Or the SPCA or Qualicum Cat Rescue, anywhere but alone in the wild looking for you when you know you’re not coming back.

Shawn Hooper, Director Nanoose Bay Catspan SocietyNanoose Bay

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