Taiwan Animal SOS wrote:It's cheaper and just as simple. The cat's probably been getting real food for himself; why rescue him if you're going to put him on a diet that will ail his kidneys, rot his teeth and gums, and remove one of the only satisfactions he's likely to get—namely, eating a hearty meal?
It just doesn't make sense to get him addicted to something so bad for him. Put him on real food now and you won't have the hassle of trying to switch him off the addictive junk food later once the toll it takes starts to show (which is usually too late).
Taiwan Animal SOS wrote:Re. leaving him to enjoy his freedom: while that does sound like an attractive option, in reality it may not be the best; we've seen very clearly how short a stray cat's life is. One CNR project in Bitan saw a group of well-fed, well cared for stray cats decimated in numbers, leaving about a third of the original population still alive after just three years. It's just not a good life out there.
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