October is here. Stray cats did get a reprieve weather wise for the past few weeks but it's going to end soon. More will be abandoned before fall ends.
This little guy appeared in Johanne's yard a month or so ago. Very friendly, fixed and intelligent, but it is obvious that he never was living outside. How can he survive the cold and snowstorms? He probably won't. If he does it will be with a lot of suffering, a huge sense of abandonment; he'll wonder where his family is and so will we.
Cats do not have resentment towards humans for being dumped at the end of summer in isolated areas, to fend for themselves, in my opinion they should. It is the worst thing to do to a living creature. If you happen to know someone who intends to do just that, please educate him on the conséquences of his decision.
Johanne tells me the cat is still around, he follows her for walks along Deux Montagnes Lake and try to make contact with humans still asking for help to be saved.
While we try very hard to help them all, rescues do not suffice. This abandonment spiral has to stop. Québec does not have the kind of weather to let them live outside all year long. And furthermore, we found out that recently, wild beasts like coyotes have been feeding on cats in courtyards and bushes. For years now I have been asking people to keep their beloved cat inside : too many situations put it in peril.
Maybe, just maybe this little guy just got lost but one thing for sure, its human family did not look too hard to find him back. Sooo sad!