Kitten looking through truck window

Kitten cruelty

These cats are sitting in a truck outside of my brother's work site. They have been in there for many months (including through the heat wave that the Seattle area felt the last few weeks). My brother has called the humane society and the police department every single day. Apparently the gentleman who owns the truck lost his house and doesn't have any place to take the cats. he doesn't want to bring them to a shelter becuase he doesn't want them to get uthenized.
My brother doesn't even like cats but he cannot bare to see them suffer each day in this truck. The police department captain is pissed at my brother for taking up their time with this issue.
John doesn't want to upset the owner but why should those cats suffer in the back of that truck because the owner is not letting them have a chance at life. Oh, too top it off they have been having babies and apparently the owner is able to find homes for the kittens but not these poor cats.
My brother is a dog guy and to see him this upset about the cats means that he really thinks that they are being mistreated.

Please assist if you can. Maybe the pressure of the news media will help these cats get the care that they need and a place out of the back of that nasty truck.

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Little Ol Me says ... on Saturday, Aug 2 at 2:56 PM

The owner of the cats may really care for them but it is still animal cruelty. If they cared for them enough they would find someone that would take care of them temporarily until they had a place other than the back of there truck to keep them.

Roger says ... on Thursday, Jul 31 at 11:00 PM

Where does it say they were never fed or let out? The person claiming "animal cruelty" has no idea at all how much care the owner gives the cats. So many assumptions and conclusions without all the facts. So easy for the mob mentality to take over.

Tami says ... on Thursday, Jul 31 at 9:16 PM

LJ- So you think that the cats are let out daily for food and water? I didn't read that anywhere- but I may have missed something. Eitherway, normal (ok, average)people dont keep animal locked up for this amount of time no matter what they are doing

LJ says ... on Thursday, Jul 31 at 8:48 AM

You people are claiming that its abuse but think about this, if you have ever moved or gone on vacation and put your dog or cat in a pet carrier while you drive all day would be guilty of abuse also. So b4 you judge the owner take a look at yourself.

Tami says ... on Wednesday, Jul 30 at 10:25 AM

Michael- You can't be serious. They are locked in a truck. Where do you suppose they use the bathroom? This is no different than locking a cat in a filthy cat box full of food. But, at least they're eating, right?

Michael says ... on Tuesday, Jul 29 at 2:56 PM

As long as the kitties are being fed, leave the owner alone. They are animal and it looks like they are in open air and not in the cab of the truck. I really dislike when people have to stick their nose into other peoples business

Laurel says ... on Tuesday, Jul 29 at 1:39 PM

You can call an all cat rescue organization called: "Purrfect Pals" in Arlington. Their number is: 360-652-9611 http://purrfectpals.org/About/Contact.asp Please Hurry!

wildstrawberries says ... on Tuesday, Jul 29 at 9:42 AM

While I understand the police department's problems----lack of time, no money for new recruits (the SPD has 1 officer per 500 people as compared to other cities with approximately 1 per 250), however the suffering of these cats is inexcusable.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jul 29 at 4:56 AM

Any cat healthy enough to have kittens is hardly in need of a neighborhood busybody interfering in the matters of others. It's probably well, fed like most cats I see, on all what's left of local small bird population anyway.

animalLover says ... on Monday, Jul 28 at 2:52 PM

Pasado's is a great resource. Also try Homeward Pet Adoption Center, a no-kill, non-profit in Woodinville. 425-488-4444. They have a great fostering program and kitten adoptions.

Carlisle says ... on Monday, Jul 28 at 2:24 PM

I have contacted Pasado's They are great and possibly can assist.

Davey says ... on Sunday, Jul 27 at 10:36 AM

I will foster them as well and he can have them back when he gets back on his feet, promise. Have him email me please at carverd0678 at hotmail com They will be well taken care of; vet care as needed, food, and love.

Angel /Cruelty Investigator says ... on Saturday, Jul 26 at 12:51 PM

This is in no way acceptable,He does love his kitties and has given up half of them so far, he is willing to have Pasados foster the rest until he can get back on his feet.Please send Kind/Supportive comments to him. Cruelty Investigator @ Pasado's

Quiltwoman says ... on Saturday, Jul 26 at 7:24 AM

Call Pasado's immediately! They WILL find appropriate shelter for the cats and rescue them from this situation.

krazkat says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 11:17 AM

This is criminal!!!!!! I can't believe the Police would have such a cavalier attitude, we do have Animal Cruelty laws so why aren't they exercising these laws. Someone please do what is right!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!

anna says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 11:13 AM

I will foster them all if he is willing. This is unacceptable treatment

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 10:08 AM

tell me where they are and i will go get them!!!!!

tammie says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 8:39 AM

I saw a car for 2 weeks with 2 dogs and a cat the human society came out and did nothing even though the animals were there for 2 weeks they said if they Took them it would be hard to find a home so they left them there in 85 degree weather??

Jpalumbo says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 8:28 AM

thanks for getting involved. these cats need HELP!!

Jennifer says ... on Friday, Jul 25 at 7:56 AM

I feel for the kitties, you can tell that he loves his kittens, otherwise he would have given them up. There are TONS of no kill shelters out there, just talk to the people who do adopotions at PETSMART they will help! :)

Nancy says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 10:02 PM

Maybe the media is going to have to get involved to get attention brought to this someone needs to call Komos problem solvers maybe they can help these poor kitties do not diserve this Free the Cats!!! Is there an ASPCA person out there who can HELP!

savannah says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 6:25 PM

this is so sad!!!!!

My .02 says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 6:15 PM

The cats would have better chances if they were able to get out of the truck. If Pasado's was going to help they would have already. What's the address of this store?

Jody says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 3:38 PM

I thought that animals had rights. This is animal abuse and something needs to be done about this situation. If these were children someone would step in and help. Please help these innocent animals and help give them a chance at a real life.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 1:42 PM

Contact Pasado's Safe Haven to see if their Cruelty Investigator can/will get involved.

KatGuy says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 1:42 PM

Poor Kitties

Joe Colombo says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 1:17 PM

I agree with this poster. The picture says it all How these can't were not removed from the cramped truck is beyond me. Taking them to a shelter will NOT get them euthenized. This is a fallacy that too many people believe. Please help these cats.

Terri says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 12:49 PM

Why don't you try calling Pasado Safe Haven in Sedro Wooley and see if they can refer the owner to someone closer. I'm betting that they know how to get in touch with someone who could help.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jul 24 at 8:59 AM

Maybe you should suggest to this guy that he look into "foster" care for his cats or maybe you could help him find some. There are people who will look after cats temporarily. It sounds like he is down on his luck and doesn't have a lot of options.

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