Pink Puss returned to Owner
Just when it looked like the responsibility was on the owner with regard to animal cruelty and neglect, up comes a story that have left many flabbergasted.
Meet 'Oi', a cat whose journey with the 'officials' began when he was witnessed being over a garden fence on the 18th of September, as if this wasn't shocking enough, the cat was pink, bright pink! Luckily the witness immediately called the RSPCA who came to collect the mysteriously 'pink puss'. It did not remain a mystery for long, it was soon very clear that puss had his fur purposely dyed, in what the RSPCA claimed was 'some sick prank'.
Assuming puss was either a stray, or abandoned an appeal was launched for any information; it generated a great deal of media coverage, so much so that it reached tabloids overseas. No sooner had the search began for this 'sick prankster' began they received a phone call. From the cats owner (Miss Gregory) , the owner was not furious that her cat had been deliberately dyed, that is because she did it!
Her reason? Because she "just loves the colour", she herself has pink hair and thought it would be perfectly acceptable to take to kitty with a bottle of bright pink food colorant. She claims "she will never do it again".
Miss Gregory has now been reunited with said cat! *Gasp* yes you may well do just that. The justification of returning an animal who has been interfered with in a way in which is totally unacceptable and frankly 'mindless'? 'Because the cat was in otherwise good health!'
So there you have it, it seems that just when some headway is being made in punishing reckless pet owner; an absurd and some may say 'negligent' act is committed against a pet and goes totally unpunished...well she did have a 'talking to' apparently.
What do you think, many are outraged, others say it is effectively no different to taking puss to some 'posh parlour' and having a course of 'beauty treatments' carried out to 'enhance her natural beauty'...please have your say on our comments section.
Image source: flickr user Katie@!
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