Marmite was adopted from the RSPCA animal adoption centre in Newport Pets at Home store. My son and I popped in to pick up some dog food and treats and he wanted to have a look at the cats. When we got back to the car a short while later, I told the missus that I think we had just adopted a cat. I was in a state of shock tbh…I’m not even a cat person. It’s not that I dislike them for any particular reason as such, I just can’t think of any reasons to like them 😉
Joking aside for a moment, if you have the time and resources available, and think you may be able to provide a forever home to a cat or dog who needs adopting, please contact your local RSPCA adoption centre. The UK is considered to be a nation of animal lovers, and whilst this is undoubtedly true for the vast majority of British people, the fact remains that there is some utter waste of ejaculates who abuse and neglect animals.
Here’s a few facts and figures relating to 2019 taken from the RSPCA website:
- our centres took in 10,564 dogs
- our centres took in 29,432 cats
- we took in over 17,500 animals to our wildlife centres
- we investigated more than 93,362 complaints of alleged cruelty
- we secured 1,425 convictions by private prosecution to protect animals against those who break the laws
Out of over 93,000 complaints, fewer than 1,500 convictions were secured which is roughly 1.5%. However, I should point out that not all complaints warrant a prosecution, although an equally valid outlook is that there might be a lack of evidence to pursue many prosecutions.
There’s an almost 3-fold increase of cats rescued compared to dogs. The vast majority of those cats are black, or black and white. The reason for this include superstitions that date back centuries (around about the same time as many women were tortured, burned at the stake, hung, drowned etc), as well as more recent inconveniences such as selfies featuring black cats not making ideal photos for some twat’s social media feed 🙄
Don’t be like these people, go on adopt a cat.
There’s nothing sinister about black cats…although I sometimes catch Marmite’s gaze and wonder if he’s plotting a dreadful ‘accident’ to befall me. It’s either that or wind, possibly both.
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere
It really is as simple as that.
Serious thoughts aside…
If you do decide to adopt a cat, you may even luck out and not get a complete douche cat, like douche cat…I mean Marmite 😉