This is a story of abuse and neglect, as can be seen in this photo of cats at a “dog pound” in Logan, West Virginia. Those in the animal rescue community are outraged at the inhumane condition these poor babies are living in.
Take a really good look at this photo. At first you see what appears to be three frightened young cats. One appears depressed, while the other two are turned facing the back of the cage.
Now, look at how this shelter is caring for these cats. One comment made by Judy Workman on the Facebook thread says
“Please share and help if possible. Cats/kittens do not do well in this pound. Euthanasia is every two weeks. We are in desperate need of rescues for cats. If anyone can help please email: email@example.com. Thank you for sharing.”
It’s not difficult to understand why cats don’t do well here. The cage is lined with newspaper, with a handful of food tossed to the right-hand side of the cage.
In the back of the cage near the cats is a steel bowl, clearly full of cat litter and almost overflowing with cat feces. Is there a water bowl anywhere? Don’t these cats even deserve clean water to drink, a bowl of their food, and a clean litter box?
And what happens once the steel bowl is removed? Is it rinsed out and filled with dog food, since the pound houses mostly dogs? Or do they fill it back up with cat litter, stick it back in the cage, and wait for it to overflow with cat waste again?
What’s really upsetting is if animal control visited a home and found cats living in these conditions, the caregiver would likely get a trip to the nearest jail and be booked on animal cruelty and neglect.
According to information found online, this is the facility and their contact information
Logan County Dog Pound
Tomorrow:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
800 Dingess St,
Logan, WV 25601
Will anything be done about this shelter? Most likely not, but we need to do all we can to get these babies out of there as soon as possible.
Feel free to state your disgust in the comment section.
If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, as they’re the ones who are trying to save these poor cats.