Help bring Vincenzo home

Please read Vincenzo's story:
 
This January we rescued Vincenzo a lovely Persian cat while we were staying in Pakistan.We instantly fell in love with our cat and he became an important member of our family. We want to bring Vincenzo home to live with us. However The fees of bringing Vincenzo to England are too great for my dad to afford so we were forced to leave Vincenzo behind. My dad has been unemployed for over a year now after losing his job due to covid and is going through a nasty divorce with my emotionally and physically abusive mother.
 
We need your help to reunite Vincenzo with his family. We have paid for his vaccinations and his vet appointments but It’s a large amount and we could really use some help. Any donations will be deeply appreciated.
 
Vincenzo is currently staying in a house alone with no one to change his litter box ,to play with, or watch over him. He only gets human interaction 3 times a day when he is fed. I can’t imagine how lonely and confused he must be feeling at the sudden disappearance of his family. This situation deeply saddens me and I wish that he could be with us so that we can properly take care of him.
 
My biggest fear is that if we cannot bring Vincenzo home that we will have to give him away to a stranger or he will end up on the streets like most animals eventually do in Pakistan, Where he will be abused and struggle to survive without food and water.
 
In Pakistan animal abuse is common. Hundreds of starved, dehydrated animals are left in the streets to die in the severe heat. These poor innocent animals have acid thrown on them, their little bodies sizzling in pain. Puppies have had their ears chopped off. Kittens have had boiling water thrown on them. Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten mercilessly to carry heavy loads on carts and then barely given any water and made to eat whatever plastic they find in the garbage. Their bodies are always in pain due to multiple wounds that keep becoming worse as they are hit again where there was already a wound the day before, still bleeding. Being whipped to walk on broken legs is a norm and eye infections due to pollution are so terrible that the donkeys are almost blind while navigating the congested roads with nonstop traffic. They are taken away as babies from their mothers and aren’t given any food or water for days on end.
 
Persian and Siamese cats, puppies, exotic birds and all kinds of wildlife are trapped in tiny dirty cages in pet markets with no food and water, just skin and bone, dying slowly in the scorching heat and winter snows. In these tiny cages they remain distressed and disoriented, not being able to even lift their heads or stand up, let alone, turn around. Cats and dogs on the street live in fight or flight mode, always sleeping with one eye open, or not sleeping at all as they are shot in the head or poisoned in broad daylight in public places like it’s nothing, with people laughing and pointing as they is scream in agony and bleed to death.
 
However this doesn't just happen in the streets of Pakistan pet owners and pet shop owners often punish their pets by hitting ,slapping, kicking and making loud noises to scare them off. Animals don't respond to this type of behaviour well, they don't have the means to understand what they've done wrong and doing this can seriously affect their health. They are seen as property, just sold from one person to another for breeding or hunting and then returned or abandoned and stolen again.
 
I don't want this to happen to Vincenzo. But if we are unable to pay for the fees then this nightmare will become Vincenzo's reality.
 
We desperately need your help to bring Vincenzo back home to his loving family where he will be properly cared for and not have to worry about finding food and suffering abuse.
 
I appreciate that you may not be able to donate and so sharing this post with friends and family is equally appreciated by us. By sharing this you will not only help us get one step closer to bringing Vincenzo home but spread awareness about the conditions of animals in Pakistan. However if you are able to donate we would be incredibly grateful. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Vincenzo and how he has been helping me and my family get through this hard time. I hope that with your help and support we can be reunited with Vincenzo soon.
 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Organizer and beneficiary

Aribah Sheikh 
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Qais Sheikh 
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