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RE: Hero Cat and Cat's Heros


NO doubt!

Why would someone do that... there are other alternatives if you want to get
rid of an animal...Geesh.

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 3:16 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hero Cat and Cat's Heros
> 
> It's a fact that people will do to other people what they would do to
> animals.  Whoever treated that cat so cruelly should be locked up in a
> cage -- for a very long time.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 2:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hero Cat and Cat's Heros
> 
> 
> > Wow....I just don't know how ANYbody could be cruel enough to do that to
> > a cat. For crying out loud...find a home for it...that is just insane.
> >
> >
> >
> > "kmrsy@netzero.com" <kmrsy@netzero.com> wrote:
> >  Firefighters rescue caged cat from icy river
> > Calico cat survives cruel ordeal, is adopted and named 'Lucky'
> >
> > MISSOULA, Mont. - If cats have nine lives, a kitty here has definitely
> > used one up.
> >
> > The house cat survived being locked in a cage, thrown off a bridge and
> > then stranded in an icy puddle of river slush.
> >
> > The ordeal ended Tuesday morning when a pair of passers-by spotted the
> > calico cat while crossing a footbridge and called for help.
> >
> > Missoula firefighters arrived minutes later, donned wet suits and
> launched
> > a rescue boat.
> >
> > Someone had put the animal in a cage, along with a rock weighing about
> > 16 pounds, and tossed it into the Clark Fork River. But instead of
> > landing in the water, it bounced several times on the ice and then
> > became stuck.
> >
> >
> > Its unclear how long the cat had been there.
> >
> > Firefighters took it back to the fire station, dried it off and fed it
> > leftover Christmas turkey and a dish of milk.
> >
> > It was really skinny, nothing but skin and bones, and had collar marks
> > where a too-small collar had rubbed the fur off its neck. But it was
> > really friendly, firefighter Philip Keating said.
> >
> >
> > Firefighter Josh Macrow decided to keep the cat. After his shift, he
> took
> > it to a vet and then home to his 12-year-old daughter.
> >
> > Its the sweetest cat, Macrow said. It sits on your shoulder when you
> > drive down the road and it curled up with my black Labs this morning.
> >
> >
> > Naming the animal was easy, he said.
> >
> > We call her Lucky.
> >
> >
> >>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<
> > Hero cat apparently dials 911 to help owner
> > Responding to emergency call, police officer finds feline next to phone
> >
> > COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an
> > officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an
> > orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room
> > floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed
> > having fallen out of his wheelchair.
> >
> >
> > Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call
> > 911.
> >
> > "I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said,
> > unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.
> >
> > Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and
> > ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his
> > medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that
> > alerts paramedics that he needs help.
> >
> >
> > Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment,
> > but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure
> > everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check
> > things out.
> >
> >
> > That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.
> >
> > Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure.
> > He tried to train him to call 911, unsure if the training ever stuck.
> >
> >
> > The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12
> > small buttons  including a speed dial for 911 right above the button
> > for the speaker phone.
> >
> >
> > "He's my hero," Rosheisen said.
> >
> > ) 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
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