Rescuers in Bradenton, Florida, were happy to take back Strontium, a pretty pale orange kitty, after having saved him once before. While that isn’t unusual in itself, the circumstances of his return were disturbingly bizarre. It sounds a lot like a case of “if I can’t have him, nobody will” on the part of Strontium’s former guardians.
This story is a great example that some people should not own animals. They don’t truly bond on a deep level and see them as possessions, but cat lovers know we never “own” a cat. We tend to avoid using the word ‘owner’ because it doesn’t reflect that our pets are genuine family. So using that word is a real pet peeve. Guardian is a more accurate description. But, we’re guessing this cat’s guardian/s would be unaware of this distinction. Unsurprisingly, the rescuers know and use quotation marks around the word ‘owner.’
Strontium (the Cat) Found in a Hot House
Rare feline element Strontium was caught by TNR (trap, neuter, return) rescuers helping feral cats. But then, the kitty’s former humans convinced the rescuers they wanted him back.
“Unfortunately, when our wonderful trapper found him, his ‘owners’ begged to have him back and to maintain the relationship for the trappers, we vetted him and returned him,” shared Nala’s Foster Kittens.
Sadly, it wasn’t long before they regretted returning the cat. Whoever these people were, their alleged actions showed they didn’t deserve a feline’s companionship. Rather, they neglected and abused Strontium again.
“However, Thursday, this same ‘owner’ [told] the trapper that they had an emergency and were leaving him behind when they left. Our trapper friend immediately went to get him. His ‘owner’ left him in the house with No FOOD, NO WATER, and NO air conditioning in Florida,” they said.
Imagine being the person who walked in and found the kitty in a dangerous hot house without any food or water. Talk about getting the blood boiling! That would do it. It goes without saying, one should never leave any pet without access to food or water or in a place where temperatures can become deadly. Therefore, it’s abuse.
Thankfully, the rescuer got to Strontium in time.
Strontium Seeks Chemistry and Purrmanent Bond
The rescuers were delighted to have the fluffy element Strontium back, and now they could help him find a family where he would be cherished and appreciated forever. First, he got his rabies vaccine, and then, they began seeking his furever family, not an abusive ‘owner.’
Whoever adopts Strontium will feel him in their bones and want to make him a purrmanent element in their lives. If you’re in the Tampa area, you can find out more on Nala’s Foster Kitten’s social media pages, Facebook, and Instagram. Their motto is: It Matters to this One! Currently, it’s impossible to save every cat or kitten, we can’t let it stop us from doing what we can.
If Strontium has already formed a cohesive bond with a family, you might find the cat or cats you were meant to have chemistry with instead. To them, you will matter more than anything in the world.
For another example, maybe you bond with the elements Barium or Callium?
Or, how could you resist this orange kitty named Glen?