Earlier today heard a cat whining constantly. I was outside and noticed how the cat didn't have any collar on it (it's outside for Christ's sake!) and Teresa noticed how thin it was (definitely hadn't eaten in awhile.) So we took it to the nearest animal shelter, figuring it would be the right thing to do.
However, the blonde bitch that answered the door wouldn't take it because it was "probably somebody's cat." Since we couldn't definitively say the cat was a stray, she refused to take it. At the end of the conversation she did say there wasn't a cage for it, but it was strongly implied she wouldn't still wouldn't have taken the cat.
How the hell can someone say for sure that an animal is a stray (if a lack of collar isn't enough proof?) Does it have to wear a sign, saying, "I'm homeless?" If someone (most likely a complete fuckwit) did own this cat, they sure as hell weren't feeding it.
Now back to the blonde bitch; she said most of the time, when they take in cats "like this one" the owner calls the next morning and says, "Did someone bring my cat again?" (AGAIN? Why the hell are you letting you cat out and why the hell aren't you putting any fucking ID on your pet? If you don't give a rat's ass, why don't you just give the cat up a shelter? After all, you would know that this cat no longer has an owner.) Then the bitch said, "You can put an ad in the paper, and see if anyone comes forward." 1, I have two cats and I don't want to expose them to any deadly diseases like Feline Leukemia or FIV. So, we can't keep the cat here. 2, Why does my apartment have to function like a charity when the local animal shelter can't even perform the most basic of functions?
After wasting all our time at that craphole, we tried going over to the vet's. Closed! So the only option was to let it out where we found it and hope the owners pick it up. And if I find the corpse of this cat, that animal shelter is damn well going to find some space for it-right at their front door!
BTW, we don't live in Kentucky.