Post # 1
I moved out of my mom’s house in September, and our deal was that she would take care of my old tabby cat Sammy until I had my own place in the spring, and then I would take him with me. She told me back in January that he had gotten really sick and she had to put him down. I was very upset over this, but I had some time to grieve and was starting to not be as sad anymore.
Well I’ve just found out that she didn’t put him to sleep, she got my older brother to just drop him off on the side of the road somewhere!!!!!! WTF!? I am so unbelievably upset right now, he is an old declawed cat, who was abandoned in the middle of a city, in the middle of winter. I can’t stop thinking about him and if he’s okay, or if he’s even still alive. I’d go back and look around for him, and at least put posters up, but not only was this almost a month ago, I’m in a different town an hour away and don’t have a car. I’ve looked on humane society pages, looked through kijiji and craigslist, but no mention of a found cat fitting his description.
I am so upset. I can’t believe my mother would do something so insanely cruel.
Post # 3
Wow. I have no words for this. I honestly don’t know how I could forgive her, hope you’re a better person than I am.
Do you think the cat was really sick or was she less than honest about that too?
Post # 4
I am so sorry…
I can’t even formulate words to describe how I feel about this and it isn’t even my cat.
Have you confronted your mother about this? Does she normally do stuff that is not the norm?
I am sorry, I am at a loss…
Post # 5
OMG! Why did your mother do this?? I am so sorry to hear that… 🙁
How long have you had Sammy?
Post # 6
@meliss: He was getting older and had worms frequently, but he’s never been legitimetely sick. She never liked him because he was moody and tempermental, and used the floor as a bathroom once every week or so. This really bothered her, and I get that cleaning up cat crap isn’t ideal for anyone, but does it really warrant abandonment?!
He was my baby. I adopted him when he was 4, he had been a rescue cat taken out of an abusive home. I’ve had him for close to 7 years.
I really don’t think I can ever forgive her for this.
Post # 7
@noritake22: No, never. She is normally a sweetheart and is very kind. It is completely out of the norm for her to act this way. Two weeks ago when I was visiting home, my sister and her friends made a joke about how Sammy was now living in “***** park”, but I honestly thought they were just joking. I asked my mom about it to make sure, but she went back to the euthanasia story. I’ve just now found out he really was abandoned, and she’s been lying to me.
Post # 8
That’s just horrible and the fact that your brother went along with it is even more horrible. Have you tried calling Vets/shelters around that area to see if maybe someone brought in a cat matching his description? Did he possibly have a microchip linked to your moms house that they might have contacted? I’m not sure if Petfinder has a lost and found section but maybe you can search for him there as well. I hope you can find him.
Post # 9
@Gingersnap: I am so sorry. I know I have already stated that, but I am. If I were you, I would totally confront your mother with what you know and then make her go with you to try and search for your Sammy. I also have a Sami cat and if someone did that to her, I would go ballistic on the person. I know it is your mom, but gee whiz, she should know better. She could have at least dropped him off at a shelter or a vet. This is so sad. I know you are going to be heartbroken for quite awhile.
Post # 10
Oh my god I am so so sorry!! My cat is missing right now and I’m completely beside myself. If I found out someone had done this to my cat (much less my MOTHER), I would cut them out of my life. Seriously. I would never speak to that woman again. She DUMPED your cat. Who the fuck does that? You know how we always talk about how cruel people are who dump their animals? She did that to YOUR cat. I’m seething right now just imagining it. Again–I am so so SO sorry. I would look for him. I would call every vet and every shelter and ask if he’s been through there. Honestly–the chances are slim, but you’ve GOT to try.
Post # 11
It’s 4am, but as soon as I wake up in the morning I’m calling her to confirm. If she keeps lying about it, I honestly don’t know what to do with her. After that, I’m calling the shelters and vets in the area. Unfortunately he isn’t chipped and doesn’t wear a collar (he had one but hated wearing it, plus he was an indoor cat so we never thought he really needed one) but I’m going to beg a friend who lives in the town to put up a few posters in the area he was dropped.
I don’t think I’ll find him, but I’m hoping and praying some nice family rescued him from the streets and he’s warm and fed and well-looked after.
Post # 12
I am SO sorry to hear that 🙁 I don’t know what I would do if someone dumped one of my beautiful furbabies!!! Good luck with your search (by the way I would absolutely be making my mother put in the hard yards with the searching if she had done this!) if you don’t find him let’s hope that some lovely soul has taken him in!
Post # 13
I’m so sorry you are going through this. I agree with @MissHoneyBun what your mom did is really F’ed up. I don’t think I could forgive my mom for something like that, my cats are my children!
Post # 14
If my mother did that I would be calling the SPCA on her and charging her and brother with animal cruelity.
S-h-*-t like that I would disown people over. Personally.
Post # 15
I am horrified right now. I would never, ever, ever forgive a member of my family for doing such a thing. My dog is older and frail and if someone abandoned him somewhere I would never speak to that person again. I truly hope you find him.
Post # 16
It would honestly take a lot for me to forgive my mother for that, if I ever did. That is cruelty plain and simple. She could have taken the animal to a shelter, but instead chose to abandon the cat. How awful. And the fact that she’s lying makes it even worse.