Let me begin with letting you know how much of an animal lover I am. I hate to kill bugs -- I usually try to let them outside before I have to go to the extreme to kill them... lol but sometimes, the big creepy ones must go. Every Sunday I go to the SPCA and dog walk the dogs at the shelter. I love it. It makes me feel like a better person. Unfortunately where I live right now I cannot have a dog, stupid apartment situation, so I go there on Sundays and walk the dogs that have no homes.
I don't know how great every shelter is but I do know that the shelter that I volunteer at is wonderful. The people that volunteer there, the staff and the animals. I love it there and really I wish I worked there. I am so glad one day I woke up and decided to do that. It's been about a year and I feel horrible every time I can't make it. If you have a great shelter near you, I recommend doing it. It is exercise for your body and your soul -- you are helping animals that usually sit in a cage for 23 hours a day. One day I will adopt one..
So here is the article. I have not figured out how to attach this without using a link but here's the link and I am posting some pictures and the article here too just in case.
MOUNT VERNON - Four kittens were set on fire in an apartment and left to die yesterday before officials arrived on the scene to rescue them.
"Unfortunately we have been seeing a lot more cruelty lately than we care to see," said Shannon Laukhuf, executive director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Westchester. "But I've never seen anything like this though, when four kittens were blatantly set on fire."
Laukhuf said the kittens, only about 2 weeks old, are alive and are being nursed at the SPCA's headquarters in Briarcliff.
The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to a fire at 14 Amsterdam Place yesterday and found the kittens burning inside a desk drawer. Ken Ross, the SPCA's chief of humane law enforcement, said the act appears to be deliberate.
"There was newspaper inside the drawer that was set on fire with the cats," Ross said. "Without a doubt, this was a purposeful act to kill the cats."
Ross said officials are still investigating who might have done this and are asking the public for help. Anyone with information about the incident can call the SPCA's 24-hour confidential tip line at 914-941-7797.
Check LoHud.com for updates.
here is the link: http://www.lohud.com/article/2009904130360
All photos are taken from www.lohud.com (that is my company)
So horrible to see something like this happen. It makes me so sad. I wish people understood that this is as bad as harming a child or a human and that people like this should be locked up or shot and killed.
I thought I needed to share this. I am sorry if this was depressing :( But its the facts and it needs to be out there. This shit just breaks my heart. These kittens are at the shelter that I volunteer for so maybe I will be able to see them this weekend!