The death of the school cats’ kittens: neglect or human error?

13th February 2019
By JH Shadoon
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“Thank you to those who have given me food”

Affectionately named “Anak”, “Bonecrusher”, and “Mummy” by members of our team, the tri-coloured school cat has been no stranger to our care and “awww’s”, and its been a well-known fact that the cat was indeed, preggers. Sometime mid-January, she gave birth to 3 beautiful kittens, and made a home out of the bottom of the lobby staircase.

Three slowly decreased to one kitten and the mother cat sadly outlived two of her babies. Now, whether it being from the neglect of the mother cat herself, or from us not providing proper kitten-care, the matter can still be remedied with the last one.

“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.”  – Laura Adams Armer

What should we have done to prevent this? Donated blankets, relocated them to places that aren’t as populated as the staircase, or maybe even tried to find someone to properly adopt and care for them. Now let us all join hands in doing our best to provide proper kitten care for the last baby!

Though these should haves became could haves in a matter of weeks, one should always keep in mind that kindness, no matter what species it’s directed to, whether it being cats or dogs, or even humans, can go a long way. Especially with the apik.tipu videos going viral, let it be known that every living thing out there deserves at least a smile directed their way.

Rest well, kittens.

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