Thursday, January 27, 2011

Can't sew them back on

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different — it had been surgically castrated. Owner Michelle Curtis said she was furious when Buddy, her prized Siamese-Bengal cross, came home "fixed." Curtis had owned Buddy for almost two years and was considering using him as a stud cat. "What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on," she said. Source

4 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, well, get over it, lady - people are way too conceded about their pets as if the world needed more animals - pedigreed or not.

I once found a white stray cat roaming around with a green and a blue eye - and had her fixed....weeks later someone showed up saying it was theirs and they were very indignant and ungrateful for me having done society a favor - as if!!!! Really, just because an animal is a pedigree doesn't preclude them from being stuck in a shelter or getting destroyed for one reason or another. People need to quit breeding animals and children - for that matter! The world can'd handle all of us!

Julie said...

I very much agree, Doris!

Omnibus Driver said...

"Stud?" He's a mixed-breed cat, and not useful to any legitimate pedigreed breeding program. (And I'll bet whoever neutered him had had their home visited and marked by the little darling more than once, too.)

Omnibus Driver said...

P.S. -- Just because an animal has a pedigree (i.e., you can chart its purebred bloodlines), doesn't mean the animal itself is valuable. An "oops" breeding will produce an animal with a pedigree that is neither registerable, nor valuable, and certainly not useful in a breeding program. That owner is clearly a nutter.