The Greenville Co pound in SC has implemented two new policies concerning cats:
1. Kittens born at the pound who weigh less than 100 grams will be taken from their mothers and killed immediately. The reason, as stated in an e-mail written by Susan Bufano, the community relations coordinator for the Greenville Co pound, in response to a concerned citizen:
It is not a normal, healthy birth weight and our vet has determined that they will probably not survive.
“Probably not” indicates to me an inherent admission that there is some hope for survival. And I think that hope is very reasonable, considering the following:
- The ASPCA says 100 grams is “an average birth weight for kittens… depending on breed and litter size.” Average means some kittens will weigh a little more than…
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