A rant about a friend shooting cats.
Ugh. I'm just really disgusted right now, I needed somewhere to go to rant. This forum seemed like it would have the sort of people who would understand - people who love cats as much as I do. D:
Alright, so about two months ago, my indoor-outdoor cat Roo went missing for a week. I was an absolute basket case (not helped along by major anxiety issues I have), because I'd had him for ten long years and he'd always come home before. We put up missing posters, went to the pound, checked everywhere around the neighborhood, everything we could...and for that entire week, I couldn't stop crying. I'd start crying on the bus even after the sixth day, when it seemed like hope was slim.
My wonderful mom said she's stay home and wait for Roo instead of going with us to Virginia (we live in PA) for Easter vacation...just in case he came home.
Miraculously, he did. He was limping and bleeding, but alive, and still is today. :3 But thing is? Someone SHOT him, from behind, with a shotgun. In the head.
Takes a really sick person to do that, right?
So anyways, I was really paranoid about Roo for months, I still have issues about letting him outside. Here's the real rant: I have a close online friend who lives in Britain who really isn't fond of cats; she chases and hisses at them to get them out of her yard, etc. The other day, apparently a neighbor cat killed one of her bird-regulars, and now she's decided she's going to kill it.
She's going to get her dad to SHOOT any cats that come into her yard.
I'm begging her to at LEAST just shoot to scare it (most cats would be smart enough not to come back, I hope), but what can I do? She's an ocean away, and doesn't understand about cat's instincts, and thinks they're cruel to torture little animals. She doesn't understand that she might be utterly ruining someone's life by killing that cat, like some horrible hick did to me about Roo (who is thankfully alive and well now).
What can I do to make her understand? Has anyone else had to deal with something like this? I feel like I should just let it drop, she lives across the ocean, but what she's doing is so disgustingly unfair to those poor cats.
Sorry for the long post, I just had to tell the whole story. D: