Old News Archive

Letter to the editor :

February 15, 2008 - TRC

Please help me get the word out about these cats (and all the other animals like them who are abandoned by their owners).

Thank you !

This letter is not for you, the person who dumped at least a dozen cats out after dark on a lonely back road in January.

This letter is for your neighbors, friends, relatives, mailman, etc. Someone out there knows that you had many friendly cats, most of them of a beautiful orange color. They were definitely noticeable to someone.

If you'd only asked us for help instead of abandoning these poor, hungry cats out in the middle of nowhere, they would all be safe, warm and dry now.

Instead by leaving them at the end of our long driveway to fend for themselves, they are scattered throughout the acres of woods surrounding our home. They are too frightened to come near us or our live traps. They sit and look at us from a distance and cry their hearts out.

They are bewildered by the sudden change in their lives brought on by the person they trusted most. They are cold, wet, exhausted, starving, and yet are still hanging around waiting for their person to come back and get them. They are a perfect target for the predators in those woods or for cars traveling too fast down our dirt road.

The ones we did manage to catch are lovable, wonderful cats once they are inside and can start to trust people again. The others weigh heavily on our hearts and the hearts of our neighbors, especially the ones who discovered them in the road, on the snowbanks and on the edge of the woods that night. If these neighbors hadn't come along at just the right moment, the cats might have all scattered into the woods and died slow, horrendous deaths with nobody even aware of their existence.

If anyone has information to share about these cats who were dumped between 5:15-5:45 pm Monday, Jan. 28th, on the Bolstridge Road in Corinna, please call 278-2175 or 991-1806. All calls will be kept confidential. There is a modest reward for info leading to the person who abandoned these cats.

We really need to know how many cats in total were dumped here, so we can continue to try and round them all up and get them safely inside before they die. Right now, we don't even know how many to search for, and we are searching day and night.

A big thank you to everyone who has already stopped and helped us with these cats.

For anyone else considering doing something like this with their pets, please instead pick up the phone and make calls. It may take multiple calls, but there is help out there, so keep trying. Dumping animals on the side of the road is NOT an option.

Laurie Mountain

Laurie Mountain
195 Bolstridge Rd,
Corinna, ME 04928

~In the end, only kindness matters.~

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.