Abandoned Cat Found Trapped In Carrier & Tossed In A Ditch Ahead Of Snowstorm

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on March 7, 2022

The day before a snowstorm set in on Wolcott, Connecticut, a woman was taking advantage of the mild weather and enjoying a walk when she noticed something out of place in a ditch. It was a cat carrier. And zipped inside was a ginger cat.

Trapped in the carrier with no food, water, or sources of warmth, this poor cat had been tossed and forgotten. But lucky for the cat, the woman saw him before the snowstorm arrived and blanketed him in the freezing cold that very well might have killed him. Now, this kitty doesn’t have to worry about being trapped, cold, or hungry as the Wolcott Dog Pound has taken him into their care.

Plea For Information

After taking the ginger cat in, the Wolcott Dog Pound took to Facebook to share the sad tale and ask for information regarding his abandonment.

The Wolcott Dog Pound asked, “If you know this cat or its owners please call Wolcott Animal Control via the Police Department 203-879-1414.”

The shelter also said, “This is NOT how you ‘rehome’ any animal.”

From starvation to predators, anything could have befallen this poor cat, but the most immediate threat seemed to be the approaching storm.

“Thankfully this cat was found before the snowstorm or the ending might have been tragic.”

But tragedy was averted thanks to the kindness and compassion of the dog mom who spotted the kitty.

Reward For Information

Animal law advocates Desmond’s Army has been speaking for the voiceless and raising awareness regarding animal abuse laws since 2011 after Boxer/pitbull mix Desmond was murdered by the man who adopted him. The ‘army’ formed after Desmond’s killer was given Accelerated Rehabilitation, a program intended for non-serious offenders that get their convictions expunged once completing the program.

They continue to seek justice in Desmond’s name, and now, they’re seeking the same for this abandoned cat, offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

Like the Wolcott Dog Pound, they have also pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

Lots of Support and Potential Families

It seems the abandoned cat won’t lack for a good home once available for adoption. Facebook commenters have not only poured out their support for the cat, but many of them have also expressed their wish to add this sweet ginger to their family. Though the kitty suffered the heartbreak of abandonment, a happy life still waits ahead!

H/T: www.nbcconnecticut.com
Feature Image: Wolcott Dog Pound/Facebook