Abandoning an animal will always make you a bad person no matter how nice you are towards people, because one’s personality is truly revealed by the amount of respect they pay to the dependent and the less fortunate.
The good thing is that there are people out there who would always choose to help an animal in need. These people, among which a lady named Wendy from Stratford, London, make us realize how every life, no matter how big or small, is worth saving.
As she was on her way home, four boxes left in an alley caught Wendy’s attention. She probably wouldn’t even notice them if they weren’t sealed shut with too much tape. She said to herself how she should probably ignore those packages and continue walking, but that’s when she heard sounds resembling meowing coming from those boxes.
She got closer and now she was certain how the boxes that were left there for the trash collectors to pick up were full of cats.
Wendy wasn’t sure whether she should take them and place them somewhere safe or just open those boxes right there, so she eventually decided to alert an animal rescue service.
The staff from Celia Hammond Animal Trust came to the rescue in a matter of minutes and decided not to open the boxes there but at a safer place. They poked air holes and transported the cats.
They posted a video of the actual opening of the boxes one by one. They did it with precision, making sure no animals was hurt. Surprisingly, there were 11 cats there, 9 babies and 2 adults. All of them were scared and confused but in a good physical shape. Except for the fleas, they were all feeling just fine. None of them was feral and one even had a collar on its neck.
“We can only assume the intention was for them to die as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive,” the group wrote on Facebook, Jan. 15. “The boxes cannot have been there very long as without oxygen our vets estimate they probably wouldn’t have lived more than an hour or two.”
“One really strange thing is that these cats are really friendly and have clearly once been loved, handled and cuddled — what on earth would drive an apparently loving owner to do something so terrible? Perhaps it was a family member or neighbour who hated the cats enough to do this.”
All of the sweet cats were transported to the rescue group’s shelter and are waiting for the right families to welcome them in their home. The staff hopes they would be adopted in pairs because they are all really close to each other.
“The cats are doing well,” a Facebook post from Jan. 18 reads. “Once they had recovered from their shock they have turned out to be friendly and like being stroked. They have all been treated for fleas and worms and vaccinated. Our vets are neutering and microchipping them prior to them be ready for new homes.”
“The help you have all given has been absolutely amazing and is so very much appreciated. It really is good to know that are so many people out there who support our rescue work.”
It’s so sad to know how there are individuals who would hurt innocent animals like these poor souls. Thankfully, people like Wendy, the rescue organizations, and animal rights activists who are the voice of the voiceless restore our faith in humanity over and over again.
Take a look at the video the rescue group posted on their Facebook page.