Posted: 14/03/2017 at 20:43
Can't get this out of my mind. I was walking to Chancery Lane tube station on Monday having just been to a meeting when i spotted a man begging with a tiny kitten on his lap. The kitten was panting - he was sitting in direct sunlight.
I asked the man if the kitten was ok and he said it was fine but I could see it wasn't. He said he had bought it for his girlfriend but she had chucked them both out. I gave the man a couple of quid, some water and then ran to sainsburys and bought some cat food (they didn't have any kitten food). When I got back to the man he had put the kitten in a cat carry case. I gave it some food and the man asked me to wait with it while he went to Starbucks.
i thoroughly regret not asking the man if I could take the kitten and look after it. I just can't help but think that's no life for a tiny kitten.
I think I'm going to go back tomorrow and see if the man is there - perhaps it's his regular spot. If he is there I might offer him some money to hand the kitten over. I'm worried though that he'd just by another to beg with.
what has this world come to...it's so sad. I feel so mean that the man might love the kitten but I just keep thinking about it and feel I could have been its chance 😔
Last edited: 14 March 2017 20:46:54