He was skin and bones-Starving, with worms and who knows what else... he was so sick, there was nothing to be done. I am the one to make the decision to put him to sleep. That tiny life who had no chance. I am the one who had to say goodbye and I am the one who cried for him.
I have no idea what goes through your mind when you drive by my home and see that I have a barn and think- what? the leftover kitten who has been in my home- will just instinctively know how to fend for himself? that he will know how to defend himself against coyotes-- Who EAT cats for food.. really?? I would love to know.
The temps at night are freezing...but do you think about that? What.. you think my farm animals will cuddle with a kitten? Heck, they might step on him without even realizing.
And there is my cost-- You don't know my income... it could be as bad as yours.. but you don't care...I will be taking your cat to the vet and paying what has to be paid to make him whole. I believe in shots and spaying. And if I have to work extra for the money to pay for it- I will.
I get that you might have lost your job and can't feed your human children.. I do not get starving and abandoning a cat (or any pet). I would be willing to bet that every vet in the world has come to work at some time and found a box with kittens in it. You could have done that. You could have even knocked on my door and asked me to take your kitten- I would have. Rather than have you just dump it.
I believe in Karma.. What you do in this world affects you forever. There is no reason to be given to abuse or abandon a Pet (or a child). I also believe that there is a section in Hell reserved just for you.