Kitten #244279 was impounded as a stray by Memphis Animal Services (MAS) on July 26, 2012 and killed on July 27. She was not kept for the legally mandated stray holding period. She has no record of veterinary treatment at MAS although there is a notation on her kill card from the vet that says, “URI/Iso full”. URI (upper respiratory infection) is not a medically hopeless condition and obviously this kitten was healthy enough to stand on her own inside the trap.
There is no indication that she came in with a mama cat or littermates. Unweaned kittens need to nurse every few hours in order to stay alive. If she was trapped and impounded without a mama cat, she would have been starving from the time she was caught until MAS killed her. No pleas were issued for this kitten to my knowledge. She was sick and the pound supposedly had no room in isolation so they left her somewhere (where – in the trap on the kill room floor?) to starve while they all went home for the evening and no one got around to killing her until the next day. Does anyone at MAS care about the suffering of a baby cat? Who was advocating for this kitten’s right to live? Where were her “Friends”?