Driver encounters 10 cats huddled in the middle of a snow-covered country road
NEWS AND COMMENT-BERKSHIRE COUNTY, USA: This is a particularly unpleasant variation of how to be cruel to domestic cats by dumping them by the side of the road. In this instance a man, Joshua Christman, was driving along a country lane in the snow when he came across 10 cats hunched up or wandering around in the middle of the road. They had been abandoned in 3°C temperatures, with the temperature falling apparently, and with a storm on the way.
|10 cats left abandoned on snow covered road in Berkshire County, USA. Videocam screenshot.|
The site where it happened is near Richmond Pond. Christman knew that he had to help and as it happens, he filmed the encounter which accounts for the video on this page.
Christman called the police and animal control. He posted on Facebook Live asking people in the area to help. Christman, himself, was unable to take any rescue case because he had six already. About 20 people responded to the request to help and organisations such as Berkshire Humane, Berkshire Animal Dreams and Bluebird Farm responded and helped.
Christman is shocked that someone could abandon cats outside in the cold weather like this.
"I couldn't get over the fact that someone would dump them right before a storm. This storm is not just snow, the temperatures are dropping here in the Berkshires. They said it was three degrees out. If you're cold, they're cold. And they were laying in the road. They wanted to help."
Some of the cats are at Berkshire Humane Society. There are three cats still missing who are still out there in the cold and snow. Berkshire Humane Stuff have left traps in the area and are hopeful that they can trap them.
The underlying tone of the story is one of horrible callousness and cruelty. The video is quite unpleasant. Seeing cats like this in the middle of a country road in the snow is not something that you want to see. It highlights the psychopathic nature of some people.Note: This is a video from another website which is embedded here. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.