Tuesday 7 June 2022

A Cat's Fate in Switzerland - Amber (via NetAP)

From the Newsletter of NetAP - Network for Animal Protection (Switzerland):

Photograph © NetAP Schweiz

"Amber: one of many and yet unique! Approximately 1.7 million cats live in Switzerland. The number of suffering cats is high. Thousands of cats vegetate on farms, factory sites, in housing estates, market gardens, garden plots and in many other places. Every year, countless young animals are killed because they are unwanted, and those responsible shy away from the costs of neutering or deliberately do without it. At the same time, a real "throwaway mentality" has crept in among the owners. Many are not willing to spend money on their animal. Is it sick or injured, it is disposed of without further ado.

We rescue such cats every day. Cats like Amber.

We found Amber on a farm in central Switzerland. Her skinny little body was covered with wounds. It quickly became evident that this cat would die in agony if it didn't get help immediately. The owner, however, was not willing to have her treated, not even at the expense of a third party. Eventually, and with the help of the police, he had to be persuaded to give Amber up. After several days at the veterinary clinic, Amber gradually recovered from her injuries and massive neglect. She is a little sunshine, very cuddly and incredibly happy that she finally no longer has to suffer from pain and hunger.

Such individual rescues do not change the situation of all cats in Switzerland, of course. Improvement could only be achieved with obligatory neutering and spaying. But every rescue changes the world of the affected animal. And if you also believe that every life counts, then we would be happy to receive your donation for cats like Amber."

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