Oct. 10th, 2013 02:51 pm
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Somebody in their infinite effing wisdom decided it would be appropriate to drop a box of kittens in our parking lot today over lunch. So now I have 3 sorry looking little things with diarrhea, upper respiratory infections, and only a rough guess of age. Bold move, ditching them during the day instead of early morning before anybody's here. I guess they were relying on the quick get-away allowed by not even getting out of their damn car, just tossing the box. Shit of it is, they succeeded - we don't have a license number or description other than "maroon car" to turn over to the police. Bastards.

I'm leaving this as a public post, because I kind of hope they happen across it. Or that someone else who is thinking about pulling the same dirty, irresponsible trick does. So anybody out there wondering - this is a dick move. Don't do it. Call a rescue - they're in the business of re-homing sad little kittens. Veterinary clinics ARE NOT (with a few exceptions) shelters. They do not have kennel space to dedicate to random abandoned animals, do not have staff set up to do adoptions, do not have subsidies or grants to support non-profit work, do not have volunteers coming in to clean kennels and work with strays. Be a responsible person - desex your adult cats so you don't have kittens you're trying to offload in the first place, but if you do end up with kittens, take them to a shelter, pay the (usually not very damn large) release fee to help cover the (usually fairly extensive) costs the rescue is going to incur in feeding, vaccinating, de-worming, desexing, and re-homing your kittens, and just generally don't be a prick. Thanks.

Date: 2013-10-11 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm ever so sorry the world is full of dicks. And I'm also sorry you seem to have to deal with so many of them.

So. Tell us something awesome about your life and job ATM?

Date: 2013-10-11 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome about my life: Bruce
Awesome about my job: This afternoon I get to see a puppy for vaccines. Said puppy belonged to a kid who was not taking care of him, and a set of fabulous guys took the puppy away from him, brought him to the clinic, dropped several hundred dollars treating him for parvo, complained that we don't charge ENOUGH so they got a gift card from a local restaurant for the other doctor and me (we split the case care), and are just generally sweeter than can be believed.

Date: 2013-10-11 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay for awesome partners! And yay for people who see themselves as guardians, and not as owners...

Date: 2013-10-11 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Indeed - if it weren't for an awesome partner, I'd probably not eat anything remotely healthy and nothing resembling housework would have been done for months (except desperation laundry). And if not for awesome clients, I'd have burnt out and quit over the shitty ones ages ago.

Date: 2013-10-18 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

*struggling for words*

I'm grateful for your comments and correction on my page. And I like to chat with you. But... um... in your grumpy, complaining, often despairing way of bitching about the world, you shine through with a soft, steady light of basic goodness that I have rarely met - and I met a lot of people - and that even in my darkest days, like these, with war and death and abysses of evil and stupidity, help me keep my belief in humanity. Thanks, Jess. :)

Date: 2013-10-18 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope the comments are helpful - they are absolutely meant to be constructive, not destructive! I am fascinated with your story and really looking forward to following more of it.

And I'm not really as much of a grump as i come across as on LJ - it's my designated ranting place, you see... I actually have a high level of job and life satisfaction and enjoy totally silly things (today I'm prepping My Little Ponies for customization to give as gifts to coworkers...)

Awww, you're sweet :)

Date: 2013-10-11 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Last week we had a box of (thankfully healthy) kittens dropped at the sign at the bottom of the driveway during the day. Employee left to go run an errand and saw the box. This week we had a kitten (not so healthy) in a box at the front door during business hours. Volunteer was leaving, saw the box and brought it in. And we ARE a shelter! Dick people are dicks.

Date: 2013-10-11 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For craps' sake. You're already THERE, just walk through the door and be upfront about it! I don't understand why responsibility is such a hard concept for some people.

Date: 2013-10-18 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can tell you that one. Most people believe the world doesn't care for them, to care back would mean to bleed out. It may be hard to understand for you, but most people have so little hope and happiness inside them that they think they cannot afford to share it, but that they have to keep it locked up inside the darkness of their hearts, surrounded by hardness and anger and self-rightousness.

Most people have been taught by other people suffering from the same ailment, that to give means to be robbed. They never learned that to give means to grow more than you gave, that to open your doors means to grow rich...

It's really very sad.

... and they are dicks, of course.


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