This morning, while I was at work, my husband called to tell me someone had dumped a box of five kittens in front of our gate.
The five kittens were placed in the styrofoam box you see in the photo above, with a big rock on the lid.
How can they breathe in a covered styrofoam box?
The kittens looked dirty and quite sickly and were very weak when my husband found them. They felt extremely hot (because the styrofoam is not porous) and could barely move. He texted me and I told him to syringe-feed water, which he did, and to bring them to the vet immediately.
I only managed to get there after work. The vet said a few of them have diarrhoea (quite watery stools) and they also have the flu.
The Sunny Kittens are at home and have not been vaccinated as they are still too young. Bunny and Tiger are both FIV-positive and cannot be exposed to feline illnesses. Their immune system is already compromised. Much as I wish I could, I cannot foster these kittens, I cannot risk getting my own cats or the Sunny Kittens sick. It would be so unfair.
The kittens were not in a life-threatening state because they appeared to be better when I saw them at the vet. But, if they had not been discovered (if my husband had gone to work today), they would have died of suffocation in that styrofoam box under the hot sun by the time I reached home after work.
Whoever did this, if you are reading this posting, I want to talk to you.
If you are a human, which I believe you are, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have no courage to use your own name, use a pseudonym.
But I want to talk to you.