Concerned Feline Owner
by Donna Isenstadt ◊ Jun 17, 2011
As I was driving down Whitney Avenue enjoying the warm weather and the sounds of mother nature, suddenly the contentment of the day was brought to a halt when I realized I was about to drive over an already dead kitten in the middle of the road. So, Hamden resident, if you are looking for your new kitten, don’t bother. I found it. When I returned home, I called the Hamden Animal Controller’s phone number, which I conveniently had in my wallet, and they said they would take care of it. Thank you, Hamden Animal Control!
Gladly, I came home to my cat, Oreo, who was sleeping soundly on a pile of freshly washed clothes in the family room. He greeted me with a wide yawn and a content meow. Each day is a blessing for us because he is presently being treated for feline lymphoma at Ridgehill Veterinarians in North Haven. Thanks to the wonderful doctors and staff, he is doing well.
Come on, Hamden residents, if you are going to have a feline, take care of it. Leave them indoors where they are safe, contrary to the weird thought that felines belong outside. Saying that is just a way of saying you don’t really care about what happens to them and that their animal instincts will protect them. I don’t think so. They are helpless in the face of many dangers, especially cars. So, if it was your kitten out there…how hard is it to realize that it could have been prevented?