A cat rescue is upset with a taxi driver in Glasgow, Scotland, following the deaths of three kittens. They died after the driver refused to transport their pregnant mother to a veterinary clinic for emergency care.
According to a Facebook post by the Cats Protection Glasgow Branch, Polly, one of the pregnant cats in their care, went into labor on March 28 and required an emergency C-section at a Glasgow veterinary school.
“Sadly only one kitten survived,” reads the post. “There could possibly have been more but a black taxi cab REFUSED To take our fosterer a 5 min journey to the vet school with a cat … so it was an hour before she could get there … we are totally disgusted at this … she was in a large basket and and her life was at risk.”
Following the birth, the rescue said that Polly was doing okay and feeding her only remaining kitten, which they named Grace.
“Polly is tired,” the post reads, “and we will guarantee that they will both get the best of care now … we will keep you updated on them both. RIP to the 3 little angels we lost today.”
By Wednesday, a Facebook update said that Grace was putting on weight and feeding well, and that the rescue had filed a complaint about the driver who had refused Polly a ride.
“We would never want to cause any offense to anyone and our comments were about the driver and not about the company,” the post said. “The Council who issue the licenses are doing a review of our complaint. Thanks again for all your support … means the world to us and the kitty’s.”