Last month was Chinese New Year and I still want to write a story about what happened to our cat… We went to Henan to celebrate and took our dog with us, but it was hard to take our cat too and we decided to leave her in a pet shop.
I didn’t feel good with that, especially when I saw that he was putting her in a small cage, but we had no choice. It was the evening before we would leave and I comforted myself that it was only 1 week.
We came back 1 day earlier and we even arrived quite early in the evening, so we could get her that evening. We went to the pet shop to see it closed, but it was already around 8pm, so we didn’t think too much of it and we would go back the next day.
The next day, I went there every 2 hours and it was always closed. Unfortunately, we didn’t have their cell phone number. My husband had the paper of registration, but couldn’t find it. There was a landline number, but nobody picked up. I saw there was a paper stuck on the front of the shop with a cell phone number, but a piece was missing and I just had the beginning of the number. I was even looking for the rest of the paper, but couldn’t find it.
It started to be late afternoon and I grew more and more furious as I could see that the pets were just left behind and were not being taking care of at all. I was already thinking of calling the police or break open the door.
Around 6pm, I couldn’t handle it anymore. I wanted to get my cat back. There was an iron gate and I tried to lift it up. I was surprised to notice that it was not locked, so I lifted it all the way up. There was a glass door that was locked, but there was a cell phone number on the door. I called it and after calling twice, a guy answered it.
I gave him my honest opinion, especially when I heard he was in Dongguan (all of a sudden my Chinese came out perfect and fluently) and he said he will be there after 1 hour.
In less than an hour, he called that he was at his shop. When I went there, he apologized over and over again and he said that he has to take care of 4 shops (which I don’t care, he just need to make himself more organized then).
All in all, it was a happy ending: I got my cat back healthy and well, without being too much traumatized, but it will be the last time that I will give my cat to a pet shop!