Cats Working would be remiss if we didn’t weigh in on the woman in Coventry, England, who stopped on the street recently to pet a friendly 4-year-old tabby named Lola, then pushed Lola into a big trash can, closed the lid, and walked away.
Lola’s owners happened to have a surveillance camera that caught it all, and they posted it online to find the woman.
Lola was in the can that could have become her coffin for 15 hours without food or water. Her owners finally heard Lola’s meows and freed her.
The perp was identified as a 45-year-old bank clerk we’ll leave unnamed. That’s not because we think she deserves protection, but because we don’t want crazies making death threats here.
Lola was OK, not that this woman would have cared. When she was found and questioned by The Sun, which has dubbed her “The Purrminator,” they reported she laughed, said she had no idea why she did it, and “I don’t know what the fuss is about — it’s just a cat.”
Just somebody’s beloved pet (although we have huge issues with people who let their cats roam outdoors). They would have been very upset to find Lola dead at the bottom of their trash can. Or even worse, never to know what happened to her because the trash guys came first and ground Lola to bits in their truck with the garbage.
The woman’s mother has claimed the woman is a cat lover, but nobody’s buying it. We hope cruelty charges are filed against her and she gets a harsh verdict. She’s afraid she may lose her job because of her new-found notoriety.
Maybe she’ll end up living out of trash cans.