This is why I'm really really really starting to hate humans.
I put my flashers on, got out, ran to the kitten and brought her back to my car. Little boo shuddered and died in my arms. I stopped and said a small prayer for her and cried.
I talk to the animal rescuers in Kuwait and most of them are women and most of them are physically sick. It's because of the stress they endure day in and day out by seeing animals in pain and many intentionally tortured. These ladies never have enough money. They don't go on vacation. They don't buy stupid, useless crap like designer purses or expensive cars. All they have goes to the animals.
Most of the rescuers use Instagram to broadcast immediately to the public if animals are found or lost or hurt (so they can beg for donations and help).
Sometimes, I just can't look at the pictures. It hurts my SOUL. Like Paul; terribly traumatized and the only survivor of 3 dogs which were buried alive up to their necks and left to die in the open desert. Or this week, the dog with a heavy chain embedded in his neck, locked on with a padlock. Or the countless number of dogs and cats that have been shot and are paralyzed and dragging their hind legs on the street.
The horror is immense. And I'm so sick of some saying, "That doesn't happen in Kuwait." YES IT DOES. That and worse.
If you can donate to these wonderful people help the animals, please do. Don't assume that other people are already doing it. Many times, they don't receive any donations at all for lengths of time. Money is always great, but if you can supply items like the following, it is a step in the right direction:
Pet toys (new or used)
Leashes, collars, pet carriers (new or used)
Here is a list of animal rescuers and/or shelters.
Note that KSPATH is formally closed.
Instagram accounts with contacts:
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If you can't donate, volunteer. Get your kids involved and volunteering. It is a great opportunity to teach compassion and the dignity of life.
If someone you know finds a sick or injured animals, tell them to contact one of these groups!!! Don't leave the animal out there to suffer alone.