Just so you know, I cannot abide wanton cruelty & I think people who acquire an animal then abandon it when it has no means of adequately fending for itself are the scum of the earth. And those who see an animal in distress & walk on by are not much better. Grrrrr......
A neighbour found this beautiful tortie in her yard but thinking it a mangy old thing left it there, untended, seriously dehydrated, starved, desperate for a little affection, to die. To Dearest's fury I brought it home, eye~dropped water into it throughout the day, sat it on a hot water bottle well wrapped in blankets & gave it a little loving attention as I passed, & looked for a no kill shelter that might be able to help out.
Sadly she didn't make it but every time I came by she lifted her head a little, looking for the tickle between the ears, rolling her head so I could chuck her under the chin, trying desperately to meow & purr from sheer gratitude. She was obviously a beautiful natured cat with a very loving generous nature & such a sad waste.
I know we have too many feral cats ~ but not the cats' fault. It is human's thinking only of their windy self~importance, taking no heed for the world they live in that are at fault. I am so angry that any animal should have ended up in such a state, so desperate for just a little love. Thank you, my beautiful Star, for your loving & generous help. May your Star always shine bright!