Chief Joseph Riverwind – animal cruelty

Chief Joseph RiverWind is a documented Arawak Taino from his home island of Boriken (Puerto Rico). He was appointed by his Tribal Council as a Taino Peace Chief, serves his people as the Ambassador of the Descendants of Puerto Rico’s First Nations, and is their representative at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington D.C.

Chief Joseph “AmaHura” RiverWind (Peace Chief – Arawak Taino) and his wife Laralyn were recently found to have given away at least one premature kitten at only 6 weeks who was very sick. We discovered that the mother had parasites since the Riverwind’s had never gotten the cat treated to get rid of the parasites. The kittens were all infected with the parasites and some also had eye infections. It’s a shame these people are abusive toward their animals even though scripture tells us that the righteous regard the life of their beast. (Proverbs 12:10 TS2009 The righteous regards the life of his beast, But the compassion of the wrong is cruelty.) 

The Riverwind’s gave away a premature kitten to people who were friends of theirs. When the new owner met one of the Riverwind’s family members to receive the kitten he was cold and shivering. He was immediately placed into a pet porter in a warm vehicle to help him stop shivering for the drive to his new home.

The new owner being happy about the new kitten shared photos on Facebook and shared information about its progress. He shared ways to help prevent this from happening to other kittens. Since he loves animals he didn’t want to see other pet owners abuse their pets this way. He never mentioned the Riverwinds negatively in any of his photos or posts. The only time they were mentioned is when the new owner thanked them publicly for such a precious gift.

In a private message, Laralyn harassed and attacked the new owner falsely accusing them of “calling them out” just because they were sharing photos of the kitten on Facebook and helping people to know how to take care of their cats. This was not the new owner’s intention at all, they just wanted to educate other people. The new owner never reacted or argued back and had to put Laralyn in his ignore list.

We advise people to be careful when getting a kitten to be sure it is 8 to 10 weeks old. A kitten needs this time with the mother and siblings to learn cat behavior. This includes body language, grooming, litter box habits, how to play and boundaries. There is no better way to learn these skills than from its family members.

Good pet owners are concerned for the health of our animals. Cats are prone to several different parasitic infections that can cause serious health issues and even death. If left unchecked, it is also possible for our feline companions to transfer those parasites to their owners.

The new owners care for the kitten and treated the eye with an antibiotic and took the kitten to the veterinarian for an examination and further treatment. They took a fecal sample to a laboratory for testing after a couple weeks. The kitten is well taken care of now in his new home and his eyes are now healthy and he has no more parasites. He is a fun loving little guy who is full of life and energy. He is loved by the whole family and he is growing fast. He is eating well and getting very strong every day.

Pray for the Riverwinds.

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