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Kamari’s Tale: Please don’t use mouse poison
The Story of a Kitten by Jennifer Esposito
My name is Kamari. I was a rescue kitten. My human family loved me very much. They called me Mar-Mars for short.
I loved to play and cuddle. I was so happy to have a furrever home with my humans and my furry brothers and sisters. My human family hoped I’d be a companion to them and my human baby brother for years to come.
Last Sunday, I saw a mouse, so I caught it. I thought that’s what I was supposed to do. I thought I was being a good kitty. It was just three days until I’d be ten months old. I thought my family would be pleased I’d caught the mouse. But someone who lived nearby had used mouse poison instead of traps or electronic pest deterrents. The mouse was poisoned and I ate it. I died too. My family is very sad.
The people who used the mouse poison probably didn’t know it could kill other animals who might get hold of the mouse. My family didn’t know either. But mouse poison can kill cats, dogs, and birds of prey if a poisoned mouse gets outside and another animal catches it or plays with it. My family doesn’t want this to happen to any other family. They miss me very, very much, and they worry about my furry brothers and sisters and other families’ cats and dogs also. So please, for me and for my family, don’t use mouse or rat poison. The life you save could be YOUR furry baby’s or the furry baby of someone you love. Please let others know also to use mouse traps instead of poison. If we all spread the word, other families won’t be sad like my family is. Other lives will be saved.
My name is Kamari. I had a wonderful life for ten months. It didn’t have to end this way.
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