Concerned ‘Karen’ complains to the RSPCA about her neighbour’s ‘caged cockatoo on a hot day’ – but one look proves she is sorely mistaken
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A man was left shocked after a call from the RSPCA for allegedly ‘mistreating’ his ‘pet cockatoo’.
The call was made on a hot day in Western Australia and an RSPCA spokesperson contacted the man about ‘leaving his pet bird in a cage with no water in the heat’.
The organization was alerted by a concerned neighbor who saw a bird in a cage from their home, but failed to recognize that the “pet” was actually a garden decoration.
‘Thank you to the “Karen” who complained to the RSPCA about leaving our cockatoo in a cage in our front yard with no water on a hot day!’ the man shared in a post on social media.
“The bird’s lack of movement, open cage, and rust on the metal creature were clearly not enough signs that it wasn’t real!”
A man was shocked to receive a call from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (RSPCA) for allegedly ‘mistreating’ his ‘pet cockatoo’
The man also posted two photos of his cockatoo figurine that clearly showed an open cage and a fake metal animal.
However, Western Australia’s RSPCA commented on the post in defense of the man’s concerned neighbour.
“We always prefer to receive a report and then it turns out to be a false alarm, than not to receive a report at all and to let an animal suffer,” writes a spokesperson.
“These cases of mistaken identity are very rare.”
“And to be honest, given the amount of heartbreaking stuff we’re seeing, this provides some relief.”
The RSPCA was alerted by a concerned neighbor who could see a caged bird from their home – but failed to see that the bird was just a garden decoration and not a real animal
A few chastised the man for calling his neighbor a “Karen” and feeling annoyed.
“At least it shows they care and have a good heart, and would report animal abuse if they ever encountered it.”
“I understand how the mistake can be made, but if it were me I wouldn’t be mad at all. I’d be glad someone cared about me!’
Another added, “Not Karen in my opinion. Just someone trying to do the right thing for a bird. I’m glad she was mistaken.’
Some shared similar instances of mistaken identity.
“I once called a snake catcher because I thought there was a large snake in my backyard, it turned out to be a cord from a robe that had blown off the washing line.”
“My beautiful grandmother would feed the cockatoo that lived in the tree across from her,” a woman began.
“She walked across the street and put seed down and talked to it…until my dad came to visit and told her it was a white plastic bag that was in the tree!”