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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 09:34 AM

Cat walks 12 miles home, asshole owners reject him

https://nypost.com/2018/04/18/cat-walks-12-miles-back-to-family-who-then-asks-shelter-to-euthanize-him/


I hate these people. Toby has since found a loving new home.

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Reply Cat walks 12 miles home, asshole owners reject him (Original post)
crazycatlady Apr 2018 OP
CountAllVotes Apr 2018 #1
barbtries Apr 2018 #7
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Arazi Apr 2018 #11
nmgaucho Apr 2018 #2
femmocrat Apr 2018 #3
dhill926 Apr 2018 #4
mikeysnot Apr 2018 #5
crazycatlady Apr 2018 #6
mikeysnot Apr 2018 #8
crazycatlady Apr 2018 #9
mikeysnot Apr 2018 #15
crazycatlady Apr 2018 #16
mikeysnot Apr 2018 #17
Fla Dem Apr 2018 #18
mikeysnot Apr 2018 #20
red dog 1 Apr 2018 #10
Major Nikon Apr 2018 #12
LisaL Apr 2018 #13
Major Nikon Apr 2018 #19
sl8 Apr 2018 #21
crazycatlady Apr 2018 #14
sl8 Apr 2018 #22

Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 09:47 AM

1. what an awful story

Glad that Toby found a home!

What the hell is wrong w/people anyway??





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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 12:38 PM

7. a LOT.

i have been reading a book i didn't even know existed until someone dropped the title on twitter the other day: 100 Years of Lynchings

it consists of nothing but contemporaneous newspaper accounts and was published in 1962 or 1963. i found i could not just read from beginning to end as i do with most books. So I browsed for a few days. White people are horribly savage creatures. Horribly. i guess all humans have the potential for savagery, but white people in the US particularly the South but also elsewhere...

Reparations for black Americans are the least we should be doing to repent and atone for the thousands of lives tortured, mutilated, and lost, often in front of huge crowds of giddy white people.

sorry. your question begged an answer but i don't know why we're so bad when we're also so great. people.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 10:37 PM

11. !

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 09:51 AM

2. Those people deserve to be euthanized

the planet would be better off without disgusting humans like that

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 09:58 AM

3. Such a pretty kitty.

Glad he found a new home.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 10:31 AM

4. assholes indeed....

hope they enjoy being vilified publicly....

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 11:08 AM

5. I just rescued and adopted two kittens

best move I made. We went to a rescue and got a five month old tabby and just this last Sat, got a little tinny female long hair tabby.

They are buds only after a little cold shoulder for a few days from the first boy.

Was cat free for 4+ years, but in the era of trump I needed some comfort cats to get me through this shit.

Those people are fucking assholes.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 12:22 PM

6. You need to post pics of the kitties ..

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 02:11 PM

8. Here's the boy from last month

he got so much bigger since we brought Miley home. It was like he went from kitten to cat in an afternoon.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 05:21 PM

9. handsome boy

I love the expression on his face. Give him a chin scratch for me.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 07:56 AM

15. that is the expresion of

"yes, I know I am not supposed to be on the counter but look how cute I am!"

I was cooking and he was getting irritated that I was not paying attention to him, hence laying over my book.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 08:12 AM

16. Were you cooking meat?

My late boy would go nuts if I was cooking meat. It was supposed to be his dinner.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 08:23 AM

17. No meat...

semolina gnocchi in red sauce...

He is always like this, my girl is on my head right now...

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 08:31 AM

18. Gorgeous Cat!! Lucky you, Lucky cat!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 08:47 AM

20. lucky US!

He really is a good cat. And he took to his new friend instantly. We just got her and have not taken any photos off the cameras yet...

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 06:57 PM

10. K&R...Thanks for posting

The SPCA is a great organization.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 01:15 AM

12. Not sure I'd be that quick to judge them

Sometimes people's lives change and they can no longer keep a pet. It's possible they have another pet that doesn't get along or a family member is allergic or they can no longer afford to care for him. It sounds like the family tried to find a home for the cat and when that fell through they took him to a shelter. It's not as if they drove the cat out in the middle of nowhere and dropped him off to fend for himself.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 07:47 AM

13. Took him to a shelter and asked him to be euthanized.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 08:37 AM

19. We dont know the whole story

They may have thought the shelter was an alternative to euthanasia at a vet at their own expense. Or maybe they thought the cat was just too prone to running off they were worried he would suffer a worse fate.

Itís worth noting the family did try to find a home for the cat when many would have dropped him at the shelter first or worse. They canít be all bad.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 09:04 AM

21. Good point.

This is a tabloid "reporting" on a Facebook post.They didn't bother to talk to the family that turned in the cat, but at least they enlightened us as to how the cat walked home ("putting one paw in front of the other" ). Half of the article consists of quotes from Facebook and the whole piece is short on confirmed facts and long on emotional rhetoric.

Hey, it's entirely possible that the family in question is evil incarnate, but it would take more than this Post article to convince me.


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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 07:55 AM

14. they asked the shelter to put him down, not find him another home

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2018, 09:10 AM

22. Update from Wake SPCA

From https://spcawake.org/tobys-story-the-cat-who-walked-12-miles-goes-viral/

Tobyís story (the cat who walked 12 miles) goes viral

April 19, 2018
By Tara Lynn

...

We first shared Tobyís story in March on Facebook to promote the 2018 Dog Walk and Woofstock event, May 6th. His post received a lot of response, but it wasnít until he was adopted that his story really took off on social media and has now been seen in New Zealand, Italy, Canada, South America and around the globe.

The SPCA of Wake County took Toby in from a local county animal shelter at the end of February 2018. He was not immediately up for adoption as he needed to be neutered and had an upper respiratory infection. We were told from the shelter that originally took him in that his family surrendered him and requested that he be euthanized. They had tried to re-home him to another family, but he ended up back at their house, apparently a 12-mile journey. When he showed back up, they took him to the shelter. The SPCA regularly works with that shelter to take in animals and we were happy to give Toby a second chance.

(We did learn this morning, April 19th, from a volunteer that Toby had originally showed up as a stray to the familyís home and wasnít getting along with their cats.)

Initially, the seven-year-old FIV positive kitty wasnít very excited about sharing a room with other cats, but he quickly became a volunteer favorite. It took a few weeks of waiting, but he was adopted Friday the 13th in April!

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More at link.

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