Victory! Justice Served for Monterey Kitten Mill’s Scottish Fold Cats
We’re very pleased to report a victory for cats and kittens who suffered horribly in fetid cages at a kitten mill in Monterey, California! Thanks to a concerned citizen who reported the abuse and to our supporters who signed our alert, a careless Scottish Fold breeder was court-ordered to serve 30 days in the Monterey County jail for animal neglect.
According to the Monterey County District Attorney, the breeder refused help and did not allow welfare checks on her animals. In September 2021, the SPCA entered the property and found 31 cats, two dogs, and three dead kittens in unsanitary conditions surrounded by feces, urine, and mold. Sadly, the three kittens had suffered from respiratory infections and they starved to death before help arrived.
We stepped up to defend the surviving cats upon receiving calls and emails from outraged supporters. Fortunately, most of the Scottish Fold cats were treated for illnesses and adopted into loving homes by the Monterey County SPCA. Because of our efforts to spread the word, the SPCA was inundated with adoption requests.
This tragic case of neglect and cruelty clearly demonstrates that just because breeders are registered with professional associations, it doesn’t mean anything when it comes to animal care. Registration provides no protection or proof of compassionate or cruelty-free lives for the animals who suffer in silence behind closed doors. Purchasing animals supports the proliferation of kitten and puppy mills, where the animals used for breeding are forced to live lonely lives in cages and runs, often without proper care.
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