Over 800 cats in China have been rescued from their horrible fate.
An animal rights activist, Huo Puyang, had sent out an Internet posting that two trucks carrying stolen cats in wooden boxes were intercepted. Huo’s daughter-in-law had been looking for the missing cats and stumbled onto the trucks. She then called Huo and Huo then enlisted the help of animal-loving friends on the Internet. After reading Huo’s post, about 30 animal-lovers rushed to a Shanghai parking lot to help save the cats.
The cats were on their way to the southern province of Guangdong where they would most likely be used for food. Huo said that the cats were in horrible conditions and it was just a cruel sight.
Huo also called the police, who took the driver and the truck to a police station.
The police said that Huo lacked evidence to prove that the 42 boxes were filled with stolen pets. The police said that Huo could purchase the cats. To save the cats, Huo and her group paid the truck drivers more than $1,300 for the 840 cats.
“We have a difficult task. The cost of feeding them pales compared to medical fees, vaccines and sterilization,” Huo said.
She called for donations and for other animal lovers to adopt the cats, which were initially being cared for at her shelter.