They Abandon Their Two Cats In Front Of Security Cameras And The Images Go Viral

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On Friday, June 2, 2017, video-surveillance cameras placed on a street in Manhattan, New York, captured images of heartbreaking abandonment.

 

Early in the morning, a man and woman approached the shelter Animal Haven, still closed, to leave a cat carrier in front of the door.

 

chats-abandon-camera-surveillance-1Source: Animal Haven

 

One hour later, when the volunteers arrived, they discovered two animals, lost and terrified, incapable of understanding what happened to them.

 

The shelter wrote on their Facebook:

 

They appear to be Russian Blue mixes.

 

chats-abandon-camera-surveillance-2Source: Animal Haven

 

Tiffany Lacey, the shelter's director, continued telling The Dodo:

 

Clearly, we were not open and they knew what they were doing.

 

chats-abandon-camera-surveillance-3Source: Animal Haven

 

While the volunteers can try and understand the situations which could push a person to abandon their animals, leaving them in the middle of the street is extremely dangerous – and shows an obvious lack of courage. The shelter added on their Facebook page:

 

Someone may take the animal to be used as bait for dogfighting. There is also the risk of them being tortured for 'fun' by some terrible people. If you love your animal at ALL, abandoning them outside any facility without knowing they will be taken in and cared for by the right people is just cruel.

 

chats-abandon-camera-surveillance-4Source: Animal Haven

 

Thankfully, the two cats were found in time. We can only hope that they find a new home quickly which will treat them with love and respect.

 

Watch the video below:

 

 

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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