The cat’s out of the bag: Meet Kitty and the new Kitten Rescue
Kitty, the cat that was arrested by the city of Buenos Aires in a crackdown on kitten prostitution, was rescued by a kitty rescue organization on Friday after several days in a cage in a Buenos Aires zoo.
The cat is expected to undergo intensive training to become a kitten rescue and will be placed with a local cat rescue group that will be caring for her until she’s ready to be released back into the wild.
Kitty’s owners were reportedly frustrated with the authorities who she was caught with, and had contacted animal rescue organizations in the U.S. to help.
“Kitty is a rescue cat and she needs to be returned to her owners,” said Jorge Soto, a kittie rescue group volunteer who rescued Kitty.
“This is the best day of her life.”
Buenos Aires police announced that they had arrested eight kittens and seized more than 1,000 kitties as part of their crackdown on the kitten trade.
Buenos Aires is home to a large network of cat sex workers who use the animals for the pet trade.
The city has banned the breeding of cats, and the animal rights group Animal Liberation Argentina reported that over 3,000 cats have been seized in Buenos Aires over the past five years.
“We will not let this happen,” said Soto.
“If there are more cats we will put a stop to it.”