Pirate and Usyaka are doing great, but some of the homeless cats I take care of have serious problems. I could stay away from the blog, in order to wait for better times, but I decided to keep blogging. This means, though, that I will be speaking about what’s going on. I will always warn you about sensitive content beforehand. The following story is sad. Please, don’t read it if you are not ready. The end of the story will be also marked.
Sensitive content warning
A cat called Yolka lives near a cafe. I hoped to neuter her in September. Another cat called Osen’ sometimes walks on the square near the cafe, she’s neutered. Click here if you want to see the cafe on the map.
One night the owner of the cafe waited for me to go away. Then, believing that I could no longer see him, he started packing Yolka and her kitten into a box (Osen’ wasn’t there). We stopped him and freed the cats. He first lied that he was taking the cats to his faraway house (he has no faraway house), then he plainly told me he’d kill the cats if he catches them. Talking to that man didn’t help, he’s inadequate and hostile. I tried relocating the cats, but they returned. I stopped feeding them in their usual spot, as that’s how the guy got them – the cats were in their feeding spot. The only hope I have for these cats now is that their natural speed, their intellect and their cat god will help them. Osen’, for example, has already moved to another place by herself. At least a part of the day she spends in a new place. Yolka’s kitten, though, has disappeared. He was too young to walk away on his own.
For those who missed it: here, in Montenegro, there are no shelters, no government programs, no official organizations to protect animals. Very often cats are not treated like living beings at all. Many people will abuse a cat if they see one, and only few will try to help but will risk being abused themselves for doing that.
The end of sensitive content.
The following news is more positive. This is Hvostik, the tailless cat. Hvostik is homeless.
Hvostik was neutered two weeks ago. I took some photos while she was recovering.
Hvostik is back to the streets.