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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:16 AM

Delivery Man Spots Strange Black Pile In Middle Of Snowstorm

"They looked like a piece of clothing ... but on second glance I knew what it was."

BY SARAH V SCHWEIG

A man was driving a truck of milk through a snowstorm in Canada when he noticed a strange black spot amid a world of white.

When he inched closer he realized that he needed to rush out of the driver's seat and brave the elements — a life, or lives, depended on it.

Three tiny black kittens were huddled together there in the snow. And there were no paw prints surrounding them, indicating they had probably been thrown there from the road.

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Compton promptly scooped up the kittens and drove them back to his home 12 miles away, where his wife and daughter were waiting to warm up the tiny strays and save their lives.

The family, who already has two cats and two dogs, all rescues, also got in touch with a local animal rescue group, Deer Lake Kitten Rescue (DLKR), which helped coordinate the kittens' veterinary care and transfer to a shelter.

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"If I hadn't seen them they would certainly have died," Compton said. "They will be [up for adoption] as soon as they are in perfect health."

You can make a donation to the NL West SPCA or apply to adopt these kittens.

https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/delivery-man-saves-three-tiny-black-kittens-in-snowstorm

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I wish the monster who dumped these precious ones in the snow to die experiences nothing but misery the rest of his/her pathetic life. Bless the delivery man for saving them.

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Reply Delivery Man Spots Strange Black Pile In Middle Of Snowstorm (Original post)
catbyte Jan 20 OP
Phoenix61 Jan 20 #1
akraven Jan 20 #2
catbyte Jan 20 #24
akraven Jan 20 #25
democratisphere Jan 20 #3
Scarsdale Jan 20 #4
akraven Jan 20 #26
Arkansas Granny Jan 20 #5
Towlie Jan 20 #6
mchill Jan 20 #9
MineralMan Jan 20 #22
lunatica Jan 20 #10
Towlie Jan 20 #35
lunatica Jan 20 #36
Towlie Jan 20 #37
lunatica Jan 20 #38
Towlie Jan 20 #39
lunatica Jan 20 #40
Music Man Jan 20 #12
catbyte Jan 20 #13
SammyWinstonJack Jan 20 #14
KG Jan 20 #16
demigoddess Jan 20 #23
akraven Jan 20 #27
More_Cowbell Jan 21 #43
LanternWaste Jan 21 #46
samnsara Jan 20 #7
in2herbs Jan 20 #8
pazzyanne Jan 20 #11
Fuzzpope Jan 20 #15
Different Drummer Jan 20 #17
SWBTATTReg Jan 20 #20
red dog 1 Jan 20 #18
Grammy23 Jan 20 #19
Mars and Minerva Jan 20 #21
underpants Jan 20 #28
Mars and Minerva Jan 21 #44
malaise Jan 20 #29
tblue37 Jan 20 #30
Demovictory9 Jan 20 #31
pansypoo53219 Jan 20 #32
Honeycombe8 Jan 20 #33
Miigwech Jan 20 #34
BearThom70 Jan 20 #41
3catwoman3 Jan 21 #42
lostnfound Jan 21 #45
demmiblue Jan 21 #47

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:21 AM

1. Evil, sick little fuck nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. Our baby grrrrlllllll

was also dumped. At 20 below. She's mean as a rattlesnake, sings at the top of her lungs, snags a daddy-lap every chance, and did I mention sings?

He called me at work and said can I keep her (after wrapping her in his parka and taking her inside to warm and water). Well, hell yeah!

10 years later...……….

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Response to akraven (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:39 PM

24. Awwww, sounds like she's got the whole family wrapped around her paw.

Rescues are the best.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:43 PM

25. Absolutely.

She also loves books, any size, any shape, and bookshelves are her nirvana!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:24 AM

3. Compton is a great human and a great hero.

Thankfully he was in the right place at the right time to save these kittens lives. It is unbelievable how cruel some horrible humans can be.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 11:47 AM

4. I wonder where the mama cat is?

Were there more kittens, dumped elsewhere? Three little black beauties were saved. Thanks to the kind man who rescued them.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:44 PM

26. Mama kitty had probably passed.

They don't give up easily.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 12:18 PM

5. These kittens are incredibly lucky. They wouldn't have lasted much longer before they succumbed to

the elements, run over by a vehicle or killed by predators. I grew up in the country and there were always unwanted pets being dumped and left to fend for themselves. Very few of them find homes. Most starve, die from disease or are shot as nuisance animals. It is more humane to euthanize an animal than to abandon them in this manner.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 12:24 PM

6. No doubt about it, a rescued cat is the ultimate kind of cat you can own!

The only slightly disturbing aspect of this is that before he "rushed out of the driver's seat and braved the elements" he first took a photo, revealing that he had an interest in soaking up some praise on the Internet. His motivation was a little more than just rescuing kittens.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 12:46 PM

9. Come on

Having rescued before, he probably knew this could also generate interest for their eventual adoption. These stories are instructive and heartwarming. I can appreciate the few moments it took to take the photo.

And black cats are the last to be adopted, so this story could help too.

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Response to mchill (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:10 PM

22. "Bah," he said, "Humbug!"

Feh!

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:01 PM

10. Jesus!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:42 PM

35. Yes! Jesus! Exactly! - Matthew 6:1-4

It's ironic that you should mention Jesus because this is straight from his Sermon on the Mount:

6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

I don't know if this guy is a Christian or not. I'm not, but if he believes in Jesus then I'm just saying that he's not following his advice. Cats can be needy too.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:48 PM

36. What does Jesus say about assholes who criticize others

the way you just did?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:09 PM

37. Well, since you're criticizing me...

... that means that whatever he says about me is the same thing he says about you:

"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone..." -- John 8 : 7

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Response to Towlie (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:11 PM

38. I'm an atheist

You’re the one who quotes the Bible like it means something.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:14 PM

39. So am I, but you're the one who brought up Jesus, not me.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:19 PM

40. Jesus!

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

12. Why so cynical?

It's not like the guy took a selfie. He documented the odd scene before he did anything, perhaps to show the undisturbed snow.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:16 PM

13. Seriously? THAT'S where you went? Wow. And I thought I was a cynic.

How about he couldn't believe what he saw? Proof to the rescue what the kittens had been subjected to?

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:18 PM

14. Ugh.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:25 PM

16. I lulz'd

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:12 PM

23. Jesus says that when you rescue a cat, you go straight to heaven.

And so does the cat.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:47 PM

27. One does not own a cat. They own you.

They're smarter than sTrump anyway! And I don't mind that he shared; it might get others to do the same if only for some facetime.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:37 AM

43. I'm glad you think it's only slightly disturbing

I don't think it's disturbing at all, but since you said "slightly," we're not far apart.

I don't think that he did it for praise. As a rescuer already, he undoubtedly knew that the few seconds he stopped to take pictures would engender many donations to this shelter and, possibly, others. It's not like he took a picture of a drowning animal. Cold slows down the bodily functions. Those seconds might make the difference in someone donating or even adopting one of those kittens. It shouldn't make a difference, but it does.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:10 PM

46. Quite the creative, though unsupported allegation.

Slightly disturbing you perceived it as such; though possibly your interest is simply "in soaking up some attention on the Internet..."

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 12:29 PM

7. awwwwww

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 12:33 PM

8. There is no compassion that should be shown to humans who do this to animals. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:03 PM

11. It is beyond me how anyone can do this to living things.

It takes kindness and caring to give animals the right to live. Thanks and thoughts of blessings for Mr. Compton, and others like him, who step in and do to correct what heartless people inflict on other living things.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:21 PM

15. Omfg.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

17. There's a special place in heaven for Mr. Compton for rescuing those kittens.

Likewise, there's a special place in hell for the sicko(s) who put the kittens in a position from which they needed to be rescued.

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:35 PM

20. Absolutely true for both!! Thank goodness that someone had enough curosity to wonder what ...

that black spot in the middle of all that snow was, and realized what it was!! Thank goodness for miracles!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:32 PM

18. Beautiful cats!

I feel the same way you do about the heartless bastard who threw those poor kittens into the snow from the road.

Also, thank God for the Good Samaritan who rescued them.

K&R

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:32 PM

19. Poor babies! The delivery man turned their awful day into a great one!


There are monsters in this world with no regard for anything. Thank goodness for the good people of the world that try to make it a more humane, more civilized place for all creatures great and small.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 02:19 PM

21. I actually found a little old lady like that.

I was coming home on a snowy night and my neighbor had fallen in her walk during a snow storm. The snow had almost covered her up when I became curious about the odd looking pile.
She recovered beautifully.

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Response to Mars and Minerva (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:49 PM

28. You should wear that proudly

The "man in the mirror" don't lie. In your case "he" should smile.

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Response to underpants (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:49 AM

44. just dumb luck but everybody gave me a big huzzah. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 04:07 PM

29. We feed the ferals in our community

A few months ago someone threw hot oil on the alpha male. Thankfully it was where he could lick it above his tale. He allowed us to spray the area but he's never been fond of people. He's doing fine now but I doubt that hair will ever grow there again.
Some humans are monsters.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 04:22 PM

30. Precious little house panthers. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 04:35 PM

31. k&r

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 05:41 PM

32. I SO WANT THE 1ST LONG HAIR! i had 2 black long haired boys.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:31 PM

33. Beautiful kitties. The delivery man is an angel. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:34 PM

34. Safe, thanks to those that saved these little four legged

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:38 PM

41. Awwwwwww

 

then

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 01:18 AM

42. There are many days I like animals...

...a whole lot more than a lot of people. I would like to toss the POS that did this out into a deep snowdrift.

May they have long, healthy lives.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 08:35 AM

45. Snowstorm can cover paw prints quickly. Can't be sure how they got there nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:16 PM

47. Sweet little babies.

I wish people would give a damn about the animals that live a life of suffering in factory farms.

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