May you rest in peace, Minnie
Last October during my feeding rounds, a Chinese woman with her 2 teenage kids waited for me
with a carrier at one of my feeding spots. Minnie was in her carrier.
She told me they could no longer care for the cat & wanted to release Minnie there cos there are feeders.
I stopped her from doing it & I asked if the cat was spayed with a tipped ear. She replied yes.
A week later, a frightened Minnie appeared at the very spot and I soon found out that her owner told a lie
cos she wasn’t spayed nor with tipped ear. I sent her for sterilisation and this picture of her was taken at the vet clinic.
Early February, Town Council sent me an email to inform that a resident had complaint that Minnie had been resting on top
of his car and the Town Council officer instructed for the removal of Minnie from the vicinity, or the pest control will be sent in.
We were given a time frame to have Minnie removed. There was NO room for any mediation.
We tried to relocate Minnie to few blocks away but somehow, she managed to find her way back within half an hour.
Desperate, a feeder suggested to put Minnie at a farm for the time being. Unfortunately, Minnie could have caught virus at
the farm and she was ill. Two weeks later, the same feeder decided to release Minnie back onto the street.
Throughout, I was being kept in the dark that Minnie had been very ill and wasn’t eating. It was only last Saturday afternoon
that the feeder called me up to inform that they found Minnie’s dead body near their carpark.
I told the feeder I could have sent Minnie to the vet for treatment if only she were to tell me earlier that Minnie was sick. She replied it was
a deadly virus & there is no point to send to the vet, so she decided to release Minnie so that the cat can eat grass and get cured by itself.
As someone has rightly mentioned, – Anger – will not bring Minnie back …
Minnie had been an active and healthy cat … THANKS, to her heart-LESS owner, the UNreasonable complainant + the Town Council officer
and last but not the LEAST, – the Feeder… Minnie’s young life was abruptly ended, for all the wrong reasons.
I want to believe she is in a better place now, away from this harsh earth …