September was a month of loss for us here at AZ CARE.
We took in 5 kittens. These kittens had been placed in a bucket of oil, so they couldn’t escape the bucket and were going to be dumped in the desert. We took in a one week old puppy who was left to die in an alley, and we took in an elderly cat who had been left behind at an apartment complex, who the vet aged at close to 17 years old.
If you have been following our facebook page, you know that we lost 3 of the 5 kittens found in that bucket. The feeling is that they had ingested and partially inhaled some of the oil, and even though they were on fluids and antibiotics, and fought really hard, they lost their fight. The remaining two kittens (Canola and Wesson) are hanging on, and are still fighting, and we hope that they continue to grow stronger and pull through.
We lost the puppy, who fought really hard to live, but in the end, she was too weak to fight the infection in her lungs and she passed away in my lap after fighting so hard.
We lost the elderly cat whose heart was so broken after being dumped by an owner after so long, she gave up. The vets, the medication, the love and comfort we gave, couldn’t mend what happened to her and we had to let her go, peacefully, to avoid further suffering.
We are devastated, we are angry, and we are so frustrated by the fact that people feel that this is an acceptable way to treat animals. There is zero excuse for someone to do what they did to them.
If you see animal cruelty or abandonment, call someone immediately. Document with photographic evidence, while maintaining safety for yourself.
If you see something, say something. Protect those that cannot protect themselves.
To report animal abuse or an animal in distress, contact: City of Phoenix Crime Stop at 602-262-6151.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at 602-876-1681.
Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585, ext. 2073.
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These animals are the victims of cruel human beings who decided that their lives didn’t matter. That these living, breathing creatures, weren’t worth anything more than a bucket of oil and abandonment in the desert, a cold alley, or left to fend for herself after a long life indoors.
The only way we can stop this, is to stand together and show people that it is not acceptable, and there will be consequences for their actions.
We know we did everything possible for these animals, but it is never easy to lose them, and it’s so senseless and unkind.
There’s always an option or an outlet.
We thank you for allowing us to do what we do, and for being out there advocating for the animals every day by fostering, volunteering, sharing, and adopting.
It’s always hard to share the losses and heartbreak, but it shows the importance of what we are able to do, thanks to our fosters, adopters, volunteers, and supporters. Hug your pets tight and give them love from all of us.
Treasurer |AZ Center for Animal Rescue & Education |AZ CARE