I am in shock now. I’ve just stumbled across a video about a cat being rescued from a cement grave. Some had stuck the poor thing in a pipe and poured concrete on her, leaving her to die a painful death. She lived because a kind soul freed her from her prison, but I cannot understand how anyone could torture a poor cat like that. It makes me so sad and furious. I hope there’s a special place in hell for people like that.
Every once in a while, I come across articles and videos like that and for days after that I feel sick inside. I have saved my share of animals in my life, sparrows, pigeons, kittens, rabbits, lizzards or even mice….I've even tried to rescue most of they animal my cats bring me as offerings. I’ve managed to save most of them, but some of them had little chance from the beginning. I’ve cried for each death and been grateful for those who lived. And everytime I wish I could have more. If I'd save one bird I'd wish there were too. That's not always possible and it's something I have to live with.
I cannot picture my life without animals in it. My house is a mess at times, my new couch looks like it seen (much) better days, but when I come home from a long day at work and they welcome me at the door, purring and rubbing against me, none of that matters. They make my life better on so many ways.
Please, if you get the chance, save a life! We can’t save them all, but every single one counts, no matter how small.