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Cat Who Spent 3 Years in Cage is Finally Free

Cat Who Spent 3 Years in Cage is Finally Free


Written by Kerry Lauder†of South Carolina

I briefly worked at an animal kennel that had†three cats living there in cages, who never were allowed to roam free. Sadly, my evil employer put†two cats to sleep (she will have to answer for that one day) while I was off,†and called me†and said “If you want the last one, take her tomorrow or she’s getting put to sleep too.”

She likes to peak out of the shower. Follow the link to your left for more photos of Ms. Kitty

Nothing was wrong with her! I couldn’t afford another pet, but I decided to make it work so I rescued her and then quit.

She was scared, obese and starved for attention. For so long she had been fed every day and had†a clean litter box, but she’d had no attention and no area to walk around. She had been dumped there by her former owner†three years†prior. Her name had been Honey.

Well, now her name is Ms. Kitty — we changed it to mark her new life. She’s still quite chubby, but she is the sweetest, most lovable cat ever! She fits right in and I couldn’t imagine my life without her.† More Photos Here

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9:54AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Hi Laura, need your help. Found out from my friend that she has this cat that was in a cage for almost a year and more.. The cat is being treated for a fungal infection and a whole body check up before it will be released over to me or someone else. The cat has not been able to use a litter box, and it's a really small cage. Would you know how I could help this cat? I can't bring it home yet as it might infect my other cat. :(

4:42AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

heartwarming story,thank you for sharing 10/7

9:08AM PDT on May 21, 2013

It is stories like these that keep me going some days...

6:30AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:12PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Such a cutie!

8:15AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Just love a happy ending.

9:48PM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Sweet little girl - TY for saving her.

12:11PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

I hope that vile woman who ordered the killing of those two kitties finds karma around each and every corner for the rest of her miserable life.

Thank you for saving Ms. Kitty. You were her voice....kudos to you!

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

So wonderful that you were able to rescue Ms. Kitty as her life had certainly been cruel and not filled with milk and honey or any tender loving care. One wonders just what kind of animal kennel this woman had been running and if there are any legal requirements that kennels in this jurisdiction are required to follow.Any Animal Shelter and or kennel should certainly be inspected by regulatory bodies (unscheduled) to ensure that animals are being cared for humanely. This obviously had not taken place in this woman's case.

Our area is lucky enough to have a no kill shelter where the animals are walked in the case of dogs and the cats are given large rooms with cat trees and other structures where they spend much of their time out of any caging. Animal Kennels are another kettle of fish so to speak but certainly need to have no facilities to walk a dog or have a stretching area for for cats. Pets kept for long periods need special care, none should be stuck in a cage. , Certainly keeping a cat caged for three years is horrific!
The woman should be charged with cruelty and it is too bad that she is not in a state that has an animal abuse registry where abusers names, photos and other details are published along with offenders not being permitted to have any animals in their "care".

12:55AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

A lovely story, Bless you for helping this dear little cat and Bless her in her new and happy life! xxx

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