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    This just happened. I couldn't believe what I just saw!

    Was waiting for my bus at the bus stop when a 3 to 4 month old kitten ran into me. I quicky carrying him up before he could ran towards to the road. And I found out his eyes was infected. So I make a call to find out if the vet is still open. The staff told me its not worth it cause it will cost me about $100 for the treatment at this hour and furthermore its just a stray.

    I was thinking of bringing him back to my house. Did a discussion with my wife but we couldn't keep him because we don't have the time for another cat. We already have one 2 yr old cat. And we could not isolate the kitten I found even if we bring him home. So I decided to find a safe place away from the road near a small park. Hoping the mother cat will find him.

    Less than 10 mins later. I couldn't believe my own eyes. I saw a adult male cat prowling around that area. And to my surprise, he was going for the kitten! Before I could do anything. He had the kitten on his month. I was speechless.

    For about 5 mins, I was in shock. This is the first time I saw a cat killing its own kind. Could the adult cat mistaken the kitten for a mouse? I could have save him if I have bring him home... I rather spend the $100 and save a life. I feel so guilty now.

    I've learn my lesson. Don't measure life with money. God forgive me.

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    Dun be sad..

    Cats do kill their own kind...

    Male usually kills the young for domination. It is common for the male to wipe out a whole litter.

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    Yes, you could have brought it back and caged it for a night, or till a better solution is found...even bring to SPCA the next day. Afterall, a small, cute kitten has a better chance of being adopted...

    However, to be realistic, the nature of evolution and the natural order of life is frought with sheer, absolute, blood-filled (and to us thinking creatures, unacceptable) violence. And that's Mother Nature without the inteference of mankind.

    It's called the survival of the fittest. Be thankful that you only had to witness it on a very small scale.

    If it make you feel any better, at least the kitten didn't face any uncertain future/suffering for lord knows how long before possibly perishing...and the adult cat got a very hearty meal (no sarcasm or any negativity meant, honestly). Felines are OBLIGATORY CARNIVOURS, meaning in the wild, they will willingly starve themselves if they can't get/find fresh kill. A canine, being an OPPORTUNISTIC CARNIVOUR will devoure ANY kind of meat, even rotten ones, and if hard pressed, they will even consume non-meats just to survive.

    Such is life.

    Eventhough I am sometimes a realist, I also feel...I shall say a little prayer for the small one...

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    Ah.. so sad
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    take heart my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCoolBeer
    I've learn my lesson. Don't measure life with money. God forgive me.
    God will forgive you. Do take care, carry on your life and the good deed to the society.

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    Hope the kitten can reincarnate soon....

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    Take heart and chill out, my friend.

    At least you know that the adult cat got a decent meal. I don't mean to be sarcastic here either. Who knows, if you had sent the kitten to SPCA, they could've put it to sleep - therefore having the same fate. Then it'll be a case of out of sight, out of mind.

    It's survival of the fittest, as someone else put it, and it is a fact of life. Most animals do it whether they're cute or not.

    cheers,

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    don't worry too much about it, life can be cruel. i suppose you could have tried the SPCA, though they may just put it to sleep. perhaps you could try the animal hospital (can't remember where it was though, took a cab when i went there and got lost with the cab driver). me and a friend found a bird that flew into a shop window once and it was unable to fly. brought it there cos my friend said it'd still be open at that time. the vet saw the bird and told me they'd treat it and then release it when it recovered. i offered to pay but they said it's not necessarily as long as i do not intend to bring the bird home. i was really impressed by their caring nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by giddygoat
    don't worry too much about it, life can be cruel. i suppose you could have tried the SPCA, though they may just put it to sleep. perhaps you could try the animal hospital (can't remember where it was though, took a cab when i went there and got lost with the cab driver). me and a friend found a bird that flew into a shop window once and it was unable to fly. brought it there cos my friend said it'd still be open at that time. the vet saw the bird and told me they'd treat it and then release it when it recovered. i offered to pay but they said it's not necessarily as long as i do not intend to bring the bird home. i was really impressed by their caring nature
    difference experience I had with a kingfisher few mths back. The sweeper picked up the bird with an injured leg (most probably from a cat's bite and with infection). Being first time dont noe what to do so drive it to a Bt Timah vet and was told that it's not worth saving cos it's a common bird and the cost will be more than a $100. But referred to another specialist near Hougang. Got a jab at $30 (special discount) and forced fed a liquid. On the way back to Tampines the bird die. So go back to the vet n was told that bird kanna heart attack, probably due to the jab..... only got a so sorry from him and no money refund!...
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    Wait.

    You said you saw the adult cat had the kitten in his mouth? But did you see the adult cat eat the kitten?

    I know cats do carry their kittens by biting them on their back. It's their way of carrying. Since you own a cat, I would think that you should know this. But I also never see a cat eat a kitten before, a bit unbelievable and shocking.

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    It's so sad, only the cute ones get noticed.

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    I know the difference, bro. The kitten was gasping for his last breath! His neck was severly broken as he lay motionless on the floor with an awkward posture! It was a shock!


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    Wait.

    You said you saw the adult cat had the kitten in his mouth? But did you see the adult cat eat the kitten?

    I know cats do carry their kittens by biting them on their back. It's their way of carrying. Since you own a cat, I would think that you should know this. But I also never see a cat eat a kitten before, a bit unbelievable and shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCoolBeer
    I know the difference, bro. The kitten was gasping for his last breath! His neck was severly broken as he lay motionless on the floor with an awkward posture! It was a shock!
    OK then, let's pray for the kitten.

    I only saw cats did this to rats.....but will you have the same reaction if it's a rat? or a baby rat? Just wondering....

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    well, i feel that u've done ur best liao, else the kitten lives could be shorten if u didnt save her from heading towards the road! Its not ur fault its fate.

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    Rest easy ICE COOL BEER, remember it was not you who (show the humane side of you), but really even if you had spend that S$100, what eventually may happen to that kitten, no one would really know.

    As long as you did not deliberately cause the death of the kitten, you are not responsible.

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