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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:25 PM
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Cop rescues kitten in intersection
Cop rescues kitten in intersection
Lucky is now recovering nicely
Updated: Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010, 11:20 AM EDT


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) - Trooper Doug Hutchinson daily patrols State Road 37 for speeding cars, motorists who follow too closely and the usual aggressive driver. Those daily patrols by the law enforcement community help save lives and keep the streets safe.

Add one kitten to those saved lives.

Trooper Hutchinson received the call of debris in the roadway in the intersection of SR 37 and Tapp Road, just south of Bloomington and directly responded. He did not find any debris.

What he did find was a slightly injured kitten that was wandering aimlessly through the multi-lane intersection.

Trooper Hutchinson was able to stop and position his patrol vehicle in the intersection to shelter the kitten from oncoming traffic, ultimately snatching the feline back into the safety of his patrol car.

Motorists enjoyed what they saw, giving Trooper Hutchinson many thumbs up and quick applause as the traffic resumed its flow.

After attempts to find a good home for the kitten through the Monroe County Animal Shelter, Trooper Hutchinson has now adopted the kitten himself. Lucky is now recovering nicely, making his home with Trooper Hutchinson in Lawrence County.



http://www.myndytv.com/dpps/strange_news/strange/cop-sa...
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:25 PM
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1. Now that is a hero
I can get behind.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:52 PM
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40. +1 000 000 000
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 02:40 AM
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65. Redeeming cops everywhere
I think State troopers are some of the nicest cops.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:05 AM
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74. I thought the article was going to say...
Cop rescues kitten from intersection but then tazzered it for not responding to his commands!

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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:26 PM
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2. Aw, good kitty. Good cop...KNR
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:29 PM
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A kitten we adopted years ago was described as 'found in a intersection.'
Why are kittens drawn to intersections?

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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:36 PM
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8. Because they'll be the center of attention
Dogs have owners, cats have slaves.
I've got two. Both seem to know the major "choke points" in our house and choose to lie there. I can only presume it is for the attention.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:48 PM
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14. Ding ding!
You are a true disciple of your masters. You have learned their ways.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:59 PM
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21. We are so well trained
The male wants to be petted before he begins to eat. So you "have" to put the food down, then wait for him to come to be petted, and then pet him until he begins to eat. If you don't, he'll come find you, cry, and then "lead" you back to the food. Mind you when we're gone, he has no trouble finding the bowl all on his own and eating. But if we're home......
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:49 PM
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15. Mine does that.
Or she will sneak up quietly and lie down right behind a person doing dishes - so when they step back she gets stomped on. She's kind of strong on the stupid gene - I've come home from work and caught stretched out sunning herself on the warm asphalt in the center of the road in front of my house, in the same way a person might stretch out in a hammock.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:52 PM
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17. Mine will lie in the center of a paper I'm reading. n/t
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Mariana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:57 PM
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100. Doesn't EVERY cat do that?
I've never met one that didn't.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:54 PM
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20. I almost choked I laughed so hard!
You are right about cats having slaves. My cat demands petting on her terms. Whenever I start moving around she manages to always get right in my path. She is always in my sight unless she just doesn't feel like being bothered. :-)
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 03:01 PM
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23. Sister's cat has "approved petting zones"
When she wants to be petted, she goes to various points in the house. It is the indication she wants attention. Outside of those zones, you'll get claws.
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perdita9 Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:05 PM
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24. Cats don't have slaves!
They have staff, there's a difference. (mostly to me not the cat, but you have to allow humans to keep a little pride for themselves)
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:41 PM
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51. Absolutely
No slave am I. I'm staff. I get up at 5:45 am, almost always by my own choice, to let Max, my cat out, put food in his bowl, make sure there's plenty of fresh water, and occasionally when he needs me no further, I go back to bed to sleep for another 30 to 45 minutes if it's okay with him.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 12:06 AM
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59. staff here as well-- I get up at 6:30, get the kits their food and water, clean the litter boxes,
cuddle and pet, and, on occasion, can spend a few minutes reading or getting my emails. then, of course, there is bedtime-- the kits think that I shouldn't stay up until 3am, but should spend time cuddling with them. . . .
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 08:36 AM
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81. I have that on a coaster.
It's so old that I don't remember where I got it.

"Dogs have owners, cats have staff"
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:20 PM
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35. shhhh
It's not safe to alert them to the fact that you're on to their game.
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AikidoSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 09:55 AM
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87. Yeah, like lying across the keyboard when I'm at the computer
Or in my chair
Or in the pathway to the door
Or on my pillow

"Slaves" is the correct term. In my next life I want to be a spoiled cat.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:36 PM
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9. My guess ...




People who want to dump unwanted animals come to a stop at a red light or stop sign and use
the opportunity to throw the poor animal out of the car when they don't see any witnesses. :shrug:


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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:10 PM
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44. Probably Was A Dump
I mean, feral cats are not friendly to humans, and the fact that the cop was able to get this kitten shows it was probably not a stranger to our species. Feral cats run from humans.

Maybe this guy just has a magic touch and maybe the kitten has exhibited anti-social behavior not mentioned in the news stories, but my guess is that it was a dump.

Good for Trooper Hutchinson, he has gained a friend we hope he will have for many years.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:53 PM
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18. Because people dump them there.
This is not the first case I heard of.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:28 PM
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30. Somebody probably threw them out of a car.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:29 PM
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3. Awww. What a nice story...Happy endings are so few and far between lately.
Glad that Lucky found a home with her hero.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:30 PM
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4. Yay!
Small bits of good news do wonders for me these days. :-)
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:30 PM
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5. Cool! The fact this thread is actually getting unreced shows something needs to be done
about the unrec patrol on this site.
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:00 PM
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41. Some people hate cops so much that they just can't differentiate
between the good and the bad and they just hate them all.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 08:37 AM
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83. This has nothing to do with hate of cops. This has to do with bot like creatures
that run around and unrec and thread they possibly can.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:02 PM
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42. well, I've just offset one of them!
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:32 PM
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6. Awwww
Thanks for posting- I needed a happy story today
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:36 PM
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7. Thank God for awesome cops like this guy!
Kudos to the peace officer!
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:41 PM
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10. damn pigs!
:sarcasm:
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:06 PM
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34. I know, they are out of control!!1! nt
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:56 PM
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47. Wow, some people have the attention span of a fruit fly.
Really, a kitten? that is all it takes for some people to wonder why the term "pigs" ever came to be?
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:46 PM
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52. Yeah, some people! nt
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:54 PM
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54. F@^! the police!!!
Oh, wait...
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:43 PM
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11. Saw a cop do that with a duck and her ducklings in Portland.
The response was the same from the drivers who were stopped. Thumbs up and applause.
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pgodbold Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:24 PM
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25. I miss Portland so much! Back in Florida now. Portland is treasure. nt
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:45 PM
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12. awwwwwww
:loveya:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:46 PM
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13. I found a dog in an intersection in L.A. one time when it was pouring down rain.
Edited on Wed Jul-14-10 02:47 PM by mnhtnbb
Opened my back car door and the dog hopped right in. Took him home, examined his collar, and called
the phone number. Owners were thrilled to hear I had their baby. Apparently the dog freaked over thunder/lightening and it had been left in the fenced yard when they went out prior to rain starting, and it managed to get out!

Very happy reunion later that day.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:51 PM
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16. Awwwwwwwwww
Very cool
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:54 PM
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19. It's great to see a nice cop for a change.
that's a great story.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:56 PM
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56. Open your eyes and look around once in a while.
There are good cops EVERYWHERE. They just don't make the headlines very often.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 03:00 PM
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22. Great story, thanks for posting good news .
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:27 PM
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26. I love good news. nt
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:29 PM
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27. Now THAT's being a Trooper.
Bravo Sir.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:41 PM
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28. I was just thinking about you the other day!
Long time no see!

:hi:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:39 PM
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31. Hey 11B!
I'm about now and again. Mostly in the Lounge on Sundays, but I still dabble in GD.

Great seeing you too. :hug: :)
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:53 PM
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32. I think I need to spend more time in The Lounge. (GD can get fairly toxic.)
I've been pretty busy on weekends recently, but I'll make a point to fnd the time to check out the next puppies and kittens thread!
Be well.

:hug:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:03 PM
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33. Look forward to seeing you. :)
I avoid the wars, I guess I'm just lazy. :rofl:

:toast:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:44 PM
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29. The Humane Society told me a state trooper found my first beagle
wandering along Interstate 74. I'm glad that cop stopped to save my Spartacus...and this copped stopped to save that kitten.

Thanks, boys in blue!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:25 PM
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36. Trooper Doug
:grouphug: :applause: :loveya:
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:40 PM
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37. Lucky Lucky. I hope they love each other for years and years.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:43 PM
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38. Good cop, better man.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:52 PM
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caboose Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:08 PM
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43. I often get honked at and/or 'the finger' because I stop to pick up turtles in the road
they start the trek across, but many can't make it...because obviously they go back in their shell when a car goes by closely...and it takes a very long time to get to the other side. (Then there are a few drivers who will deliberately run over them, I've seen that happen many times...I can't even begin to describe how much I want to revenge on those kinds of filth).

grr

Then we have also many 'dumped' pets, mostly dogs and some kittys...the people from the city think "we can just drop it off out there in the country, someone will take it in and it will be fine."

No, most of them just die from starvation or as roadkill, you inhumane assholes. I live in an area where dumping unwanted 'pets' is almost an everyday occurence...and we and almost everyone else who lives around here have, and continue to, take in SOME of them but it costs a lot of money to have them treated, get shots, spayed/neutered and fed...we can only accomodate a small percentage, so here is what happens: they get shot and killed which is, to be brutally honest, a less awful fate than slow death by starvation or injuries from being hit by cars.


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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:15 PM
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50. When I was living in the states somebody dropped a kitten off outside my house
They left it and her food bag in the alley behind my place.
They left the collar on the her, which p&ssed me off because if no one had taken her in she might have eventually choked to death
She caught two breaks
1. It was winter, so my cat was locked indoors, but he knew she was there, which told me she was there
2. I was able to find a good home for her quite easily
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Jenny_D Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:14 AM
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89. Once when I was living in an apartment complex...
someone rang the doorbell. I answered the door and there was a tiny white kitten, left at my doorstep, just old enough to be weaned. I looked for the "owner" but didn't see a soul. The complex only allowed two pets, and I already had two dogs. None of my neighbors claimed her, and I couldn't find a good home for her, so I ended up taking her to the Humane Society. I have no idea why she was left at my door, and not any of my neighbors. I guess I just look like an animal lover?
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 08:56 AM
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85. me too caboose, I just stopped to help a young deer in shock,
and a baby snapping turtle the other day.

We're way out in the boondocks too, but I've never seen an abandoned pet out here--just haven't happened along at the right time, I guess, because I'm sure it happens. But there are too many feral cats.

The deer had been hit on the nose by the car's mirror; as we were driving home one evening, there was the deer curled in the lane with her head up, looking alert but dazed. So I got around and pulled over. The guy who hit the deer was pulled over and kind of in shock too.

Your pal, Blanche, into action!!: I said, OK, I'll go back and shine my lights on her so oncoming cars can see, while you get pulled around and take my place.

So I did that, and then the deer got up and kind of stood around, obviously in shock and confused. She'd been hit in the snout, but her jaw wasn't hanging oddly, so that was good. So I just jumped out of the car and went to the deer, to direct her back off the road into the field. Some idiot in a big red truck zipped through as I was walking up to her, but thank god she didn't stumble into his path.

I patted her butt as I walked her across; she stopped and zoned out a couple times, so I patted and clapped my hands to get her moving again. A couple other cars came along in both directions and stopped; I saw after the deer was safely off the road that the guys got out to chat with the driver. Sadly no applause for me ;) but the driver did thank me and Mr Splanchnik said I done good :) And I know that deer thanked me :D But most of all, I felt really lucky to be the one to come along at the right time to have been ABLE to help.

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AikidoSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 09:58 AM
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88. Bless you woman. Love you for doing this.
And I love the cop for doing what he did.

I definitely love animals more than people.

There's some old saying, I think it came from a Peanuts cartoon that goes something like: "I love humanity, it's just people I can't stand."
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:30 PM
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96. awwwwww, tanks!
I'm kind of the opposite.... I love many, many individual people; it's humanity I can't stand!

(And yep, it was Peanuts. Linus says it to Lucy)
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 04:26 PM
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102. I drive company trucks
usually new chevy 2500 diesels between work and home. They generally have 2000lbs of tools on board. I park them in the traffic lane (where safe) between myself and traffic and snag turtles. Been doing this for 5 years. In that time ONE person swerved to hit a turtle and came close to hitting me, which I considered attempted murder. No one else around, no traffic. I STRONGLY considered not stopping when that person stopped at the stop sign down the road. a 70mph rear drivers door side collision between a shitty old chevy cavalier and a brand new vehicle over 9000lbs would have ruined their day. Just another at fault accident. If I was 100 percent sure he tried to kill me intentionally I would have hit him.

Had they stopped somewhere I would have beat that bastard blind. And I am a very laid back person.

Most everyone else gives a thumbs up.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:49 PM
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45. Most people suck.....
but not this dude. And now his master will be the Kitty...as it should be.

What a wonderful story. Thx.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:52 PM
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46. Rec this cool thread. Caboose, I have the same disease. Turtles, geese, ducks,
dogs, cats--makes no difference--I stop, put on the flashers, watch carefully and herd them to safety. Or with the turtles, pick them up and carry them in the direction they were headed.

You gotta be careful doing that stop in the road act. We had a woman in our community run over when she stopped on a main thoroughfare to rescue a critter and ASSUMED that the oncoming car saw her. Bummer.


That kitty reminds me of Bubba, my no-longer-a-tomcat who was found by a friend who was loading construction waste into the back of a dumptruck. There were two four-week old kitties who survived so the neighbor took one and my friend brought the other to my wife, who had an afterschool daycare program, figuring she would get one of the families to adopt it. Luckily for Bubba I quickly became enchanted with him and decided he was staying at OUR house. Now he's lying on the coffee table, swatting at the dog's tail, trying to "precipitate an incident". (They're good friends)

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:05 PM
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48. Cool story
Good for the Trooper
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:09 PM
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49. Just noticed someone got deleted
I didn't realize we had such cat haters or police haters here that a story like this would get them to say something to get their post removed by the mods
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:54 PM
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55. Oh, there are PLENTY of cop haters
around these parts.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:47 PM
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53. Good on you trooper Hutchinson!
:applause: :thumbsup: K & R
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 11:59 PM
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57. Yay for Officer Hutchinson ! n/t
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 12:02 AM
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58. k and r--and a big thank you for posting this wonderful little story--really made my day.
what an adorable kitty, and what a good trooper--and may lady bast fry whoever dumped that little being on the road. may they suffer what that kitten might have suffered if not for the trooper.
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 12:06 AM
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60. the guy is still a member of the most dangerous organized gang in america...
la policia
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 03:44 AM
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67. Stereotypes are ugly.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 06:54 AM
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72. Until you need them, right?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:35 AM
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61. Good cop + beautiful, sweet kitty = :-)
Kitties ... :loveya:

:thumbsup:
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shockra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:46 AM
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62. That is indeed one lucky kitty.
"Debris" would have been a cute name too. ;)

More cats are killed on the road than in shelters each year.

"Cats: Cars kill about 5.4 million cats per year more, by a million-plus, than are killed in U.S. animal shelters! Most of them are hit at night. Typically cats know cars are dangerous, but confuse the beams from your headlights with the car itself. When the lights go by them, they think its safe to dash out. Expect them to make this mistake and youll be prepared to react if they do."

http://www.pleasebekind.com/roadkill.html
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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:47 AM
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63. hope that kitty is now the station mascot !. Cheers to Trooper Doug Hutchinson
:applause:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 02:05 AM
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64. I'm waiting for this to be a parody of Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story"
Edited on Thu Jul-15-10 02:06 AM by JVS
;-)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 03:24 AM
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66. Aw sweet
sweet kitten and sweet rescuer. :-)
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dballance Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 05:38 AM
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68. Nice to see goods news for a change.
Good for you officer.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 05:54 AM
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69. This is how we got our orange tabby, Charlie:
I had to drive Mrs. Rat to work one day, and we were making our way across a very busy bridge. About halfway across, I saw what appeared to be a stuffed toy in the middle of the road. And I mean right in the middle - dead center of the bridge and huddled between the yellow lines on the road. As we passed, I looked out the window and said to Mrs. Rat, "Its a kitten, and its alive."

We didn't have to say another word.

As soon as we had crossed the bridge, I made a very, very fast U-turn and headed back toward the kitten. I put the car sideways, blocking all lanes of rush-hour traffic, and ran to the kitten. As the other motorists honked and cursed (oh yes, I could hear it), I held the kitten aloft for all to see - and the cursing turned to cheering! We took him right to our vet, where his sole injury from the ordeal was an abrasion on his nose (which is pretty amazing considering he was literally inches from cars going 40-60 mph). After his vet trip, we took him home, named him Charlie, and added him to the brood.

Charlie today (age 5):


mikey_the_rat
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 08:40 AM
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84. Good for you and Mrs. Rat! Now Charlie sits between sun-filled lines.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 09:15 AM
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86. Here's a good shot of Charlie about six hours after we rescued him:


And about six months later he looked like this:


mikey_the_rat
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:36 AM
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90. what a beautiful baby--kudos to you and mrs. rat and many blessings
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 06:03 AM
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70. Reading that brought tears to these old eyes of mine
and a big ass lump in my throat
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 06:33 AM
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71. What a beautiful kitten
sweet story to start off my day.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:04 AM
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73. We had a similar "event" rcently...
Only with a family of ducks....They are safe now, but were really in some danger for a while. I know the man who saved them, and I am not surprised at his actions. My kitty's vet is the one mentioned in the article.

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x540031954/City-jumps-to...
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ColesCountyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:09 AM
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75. If you want to find a truly PROFESSIONAL police officer, look for a state trooper.
State troopers are usually head-and-shoulders above municipal officers and deputy sheriffs, in professional terms. The reason: far more and better education and training. If every sworn officer in this country were similarly educated and trained, complaints about police conduct would take a nose dive.

Good on you, Troop!

:thumbsup:
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:57 AM
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80. 'Cept in Florida
FHP is just a bunch-o-yahoos that like guns, boots, and badges. Course you're right, the local cops aren't particular "better".
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:19 AM
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76. I'm a dog person, but
I love animal-rescue tales of any kind. Thanks for posting this.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:23 AM
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77. Awwww, that is a sweet story!
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:51 AM
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78. Another warrantless violation of liberty

That kitten had as much right as anyone else to use the road, but this cop thinks he writes the rules.

I am outraged. We all need to break some windows.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 07:55 AM
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79. aww, humans can be nice at times.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 08:36 AM
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82. Thank you for a smile--YAY for good guy, and good kittyfuzz.
Adorable!

a kick an' a rec
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:50 AM
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91. WSP
Very professional cops hear in Washington state.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 11:01 AM
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92. Sweet kitteh--good on Trooper Hutchinson. What a nice story.
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 11:08 AM
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93. lol this is a great heartwarming story but #1 on DU greatest?
ah bleeding heart liberals with kittehs



(K+R) :hide:
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 11:14 AM
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95. Hey, enjoy it while it lasts.
Looks like we all needed a kitteh break.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 03:46 PM
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101. saw that you k and r'd-- isn't it wonderful that we had such a nice, warmfuzzy story for our day?
personally, I think we need all we can find.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 11:13 AM
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94. I'm off to the YouTube kitty clips now! nt
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Ysabela Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:32 PM
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97. Three cheers for Trooper Hutchinson.
Good to see a story about a cop that doesn't involve someone catching on video a coked-up cop shoving bicyclists off their bikes or beating protestors for fun.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:38 PM
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98. Kicked and recommended.
Edited on Thu Jul-15-10 01:38 PM by Uncle Joe
Thanks for the thread, Liberal_in_LA. :thumbsup:
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 01:52 PM
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99. I can't even think about why that poor kitty was there but THANK YOU OFFICER!
:-)
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