“When a friend asks for help, ya help’em.” — Letterkenny

Since we humans are close friends with the animal kingdom, especially those domesticated and they can’t ask, I believe I’ll give ’em a mention.

Over the past five days, Lighthouse Animal Shelter in New Bedford says it has had seven cats "dumped" on its property. One even left in the front yard in a carrier on the 24th, and it was freezing that night. Luckily, the container had a little insulation.

According to a post on the Lighthouse Facebook page, a volunteer found the feline covered in fleas and urine and said the cat never would have made it through the night in the condition it was in.

If you can’t adopt, no pressure, but maybe consider donating to Lighthouse. As stated in the post, the adoption fee for cats doesn’t begin to cover the care that’s given, and with this new influx of cats being dropped off, every bit helps.

Christmas time is upon us, and if you can imagine the sweet lyrics of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" mashed up with Elvis Presley’s "Blue Christmas" on repeat, you'll get the vibe of what it's like to be in a shelter this time of year. Then you'll realize if we don't reach into our pockets to donate with our opposable thumbs and logical thinking, then we’re as mean as a tiger locked up in Joe Exotic’s cages.

If you would like to donate to Lighthouse Animal Shelter or are interested in adopting one of these cats, please give them a call at (508) 999-7387.

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