CONNECTICUT – After several kittens were left completely abandoned in critical condition, the Wallingford Animal Control is putting out an important message to pet owners.
The ACO went to Facebook in order to raise awareness to the what happens when pets are not fixed.
Animal Control Officer Katie Ehlers went on to explain that the town received a call, Wednesday night, from a person who discovered four kittens in their garden in bad health.
“We rushed over there and when we saw them we were like mortified because they just looked awful, eyes were bulging out,” Ehlers stated. “I can honestly say I’ve never seen kittens this bad.”
Ehlers added that the kittens were taken to the vet, Thursday morning, and were treated for upper respiratory and eye infections.
“Unfortunately, when those infections get to the point of where they’re at, they can potentially lose their lives because they’re just tiny little creatures, they don’t have the ability to fight these things off,” Ehlers stated.
She went on to say that she doesn’t think one of the kittens will live and another may lose an eye.
“Honestly, if he didn’t call yesterday, they probably wouldn’t be alive today, they were that bad,” she stated.
Ehlers added that these types of scenarios could be avoided if people take the steps to spay and neuter their pets.
“The fact of the matter is, these cats are reproducing at an alarming rate and what happens is, this,” she stated. “You have unwanted animals that don’t have owners, they’re neglected and they’re suffering and this is just because someone didn’t spay or neuter a cat.”
According to Ehlers, the town actually goes out and actively spays and neuters feral cats, to be part of the solution. She also mentioned that the shelter also does not release animals until they are properly fixed.
Ehlers is obviously hoping the kittens will be brought to good health so they can be adopted to a caring family.
“They have a very long road ahead of them and we’re just hoping for the best,” she concluded.