I rescued the little black cat in the video. She's safe and waiting for her spay surgery. She had 3 days worth of poop in her litterbox and no food or water as noted in the video.
I'm sorry that I didn't rescue this guy. His "carrier" seemed to have been recently cleaned which I was grateful to see. He was sweet.
The next video I took is about the following two cats:
These two were surrendered to the shelter at 8 years old age. They're siblings and their Mom went into a nursing home. The family didn't want them. According to the staff, "everybody gets a towel when they first arrive, but it doesn't last long." The little orange male was making (what I can only describe as ) sobbing noises in the corner. I've never heard a cat make this sound before. My friend who was with me heard it too. It broke my heart:
This little pair was so dear and they've had lost everything. I really want to help them so badly. They're already spayed and neutered. They just need a home.
The vet comes to euthanize whenever requested. It makes me nervous that there are not predictable times, because I don't know how long any one cat has left.
So there you go. It feels like somebody has punched me in the stomach a few times. But I hope the videos you've watched will do some good for the cats who are surviving in it.