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Missing pedigreed cat turns up neutered (Neu Zealand)
Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 01/27/2011 2:24:38 PM PST by decimon

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A valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different — it had been surgically castrated.

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"What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on," she told the newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; newzealand
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1 posted on 01/27/2011 2:24:38 PM PST by decimon
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sew what ping.


2 posted on 01/27/2011 2:25:15 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on

"I feel his pain." (Bill Clinton)

3 posted on 01/27/2011 2:30:34 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: decimon

Just a hunch...

The cat was making a big racket, and a neighbor took matters into their own hands.

Like I said, just a hunch.


4 posted on 01/27/2011 2:32:04 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: decimon

I searched for pics of the castrated cat, but the only one on metro.co.uk seems to be a generic cat of the same breed


5 posted on 01/27/2011 2:32:41 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: MAexile
The cat was making a big racket, and a neighbor took matters into their own hands.

Their hands? I was hoping they used a scalpel and some anesthetic. ;-)

6 posted on 01/27/2011 2:37:31 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Well if the un-neutered cat was spraying regularly on someone else’s porch, I can see someone going to the trouble.

This happens sometimes when there is another cat nearby, the tom will come to the other cat’s house and do a “demonstration” of virility that involves spraying stuff all over. The owner of the house (the human one) frequently does not appreciate the finer aspects of pheromones and feline communications.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 2:37:45 PM PST by DBrow
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To: shaggy eel; DieHard the Hunter

You both have alibis, I trust?


8 posted on 01/27/2011 2:38:03 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 737 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: decimon
Try these....
 
 

 


9 posted on 01/27/2011 2:38:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: decimon

No more cattin’ around.


10 posted on 01/27/2011 2:41:12 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: newheart
What am I supposed to do now?

Buy some broccoli and a wok???

11 posted on 01/27/2011 2:45:12 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: decimon

It shouldn’t have been running around loose.


12 posted on 01/27/2011 2:45:14 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: decimon

Same thing happened to a cousin of mine. Him, not his cat.


13 posted on 01/27/2011 2:46:33 PM PST by Cyman
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To: DBrow

I’ve seen toms do this.
They can let out an amazingly huge stream up in the air behind them.
(You’d think this act meant squatting and letting out a stream like they do when they urinate)


14 posted on 01/27/2011 2:52:24 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: decimon

15 posted on 01/27/2011 2:52:40 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What am I supposed to do now?

Buy some broccoli and a wok???


I don’t care who you are....That’s funny right there.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 2:56:11 PM PST by June2
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To: decimon; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

17 posted on 01/27/2011 3:00:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: patriot08

we have an almost 5 month old male kitten....I couldn’t believe the “stream” he let loose in his cat box last night as I put him in his room for the night....he’s getting, ahem, cut in about 3 weeks...and NO, he does not, and will never, go outside (if we can help it.)


18 posted on 01/27/2011 3:03:44 PM PST by goodnesswins (Socialism is organized stupidity. 2nd thought...I think DEMOCRATS are Organized Stupidity.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Buy some broccoli and a wok???

Remind me not to accept a dinner invitation to your house. ;-)

19 posted on 01/27/2011 3:04:19 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: MAexile
The cat was making a big racket, and a neighbor took matters into their own hands.

So the cat manufactured sporting goods. Why should that bother the neighbor? That's no reason to rip the poor cat's nuts off!

20 posted on 01/27/2011 3:05:01 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: goodnesswins

Good for you.


21 posted on 01/27/2011 3:07:17 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: decimon

It’s a relatively new thing in the furry-loving do-gooder group to catch stray cats, have them neutered, and release them back in the neighborhood where they were caught. The idea, of course, being to reduce the number of strays by eliminating breeder males.

I suspect that is what happened in this case.

If so, I have very little sympathy for the cat owner. If, indeed this was a pedigree animal that he was renting out for stud, he should have kept it under much better control. If the animal was just roaming around on public property — or private property other than the owners... oh well.


22 posted on 01/27/2011 3:12:41 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: decimon
Of my five cats, all but one have been toms who adopted me. First order of business was a visit to the vet for the ole snip-snip and a check-up (including vaccinations).

That said, missing for only two days isn't really sufficient time for the adoption of a new human.

23 posted on 01/27/2011 3:12:50 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: decimon

OK, the cat joke:

A schoolteacher was giving some young kids a lesson in biology. She had a tomcat that she showed the kids and let them pet it. Then she asked them what they thought held the cat’s tail on.

Johnny said “I think it’s the skin”.

Susie said “I can feel bones and I think that’s what holds it on”.

The teacher looked at Tommy and asked him. Tommy replied, “Judging by the size of those nuts, I’d say it was bolted on.”


24 posted on 01/27/2011 3:21:31 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: decimon; Slings and Arrows; null and void

How in the world can I respond to this???
I’ve never allowed my critters to wander without a leash; I’ve kept my indoor critters neutered and vaccinated, and was one of the first people in the country to have seen that my cat had rabies vaccines on a regular basis, even though the vet said, “For in INSIDE CAT??” (And what do I carry in on my shoes, pray, tell?) Even though the cat was belled, that was how we found him when he went ‘splorin’.)
[As an aside, he was one of the first cats in the country to have contracted feline leukemia and survived it.]
My last male cat was neutered before I knew he was one of only 200 in the US of A...what did I lose? Not much...he was an awesome cat!!! Money would never have given me what the cat did.


25 posted on 01/27/2011 3:39:58 PM PST by Monkey Face (Someone, please help me! I've lost my mind and don't know where to find it! ]o:)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; newheart

There’s a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOy2QCssTaI&feature=related


26 posted on 01/27/2011 3:46:26 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Monkey Face

As long as you don’t prefer all your males neutered...


27 posted on 01/27/2011 3:48:30 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 737 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Or how about some kitten on a stick? That’s what we call the chicken on a stick at our local Chinese place. I’ve never seen a cat in the vicinity of that joint.


28 posted on 01/27/2011 3:50:19 PM PST by RoseyT (Piney Woods of East Texas)
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To: Grizzled Bear; MAexile
MAexile ~The cat was making a big racket, and a neighbor took matters into their own hands.

Grizzled Bear ~ So the cat manufactured sporting goods. Why should that bother the neighbor? That's no reason to rip the poor cat's nuts off!

Agreed. Rackets are made with cat gut, not cat nuts.

A common mistake...

29 posted on 01/27/2011 3:51:38 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 737 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
*heh*

Have you heard about testosterone? I'm waiting for the day that testosterone and chocolate have been combined into an aphrodisiac Then my smiles will be for real!

30 posted on 01/27/2011 3:52:32 PM PST by Monkey Face (Someone, please help me! I've lost my mind and don't know where to find it! ]o:)
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To: decimon
What's she supposed to do? What's the cat supposed to do!
31 posted on 01/27/2011 3:53:30 PM PST by Grut
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To: LucyT

Oh my. I’m allergic to cats and now I think I’m allergic to videos of cats.
;-)


32 posted on 01/27/2011 4:43:37 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: decimon

My family raised persians for a time. You do NOT let breeding stock out loose. At least the person who had it neutered was kind enough to let it live, instead of just shooting it or having it put down. Owner is an idiot!


33 posted on 01/27/2011 5:15:47 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

You are correct. Even if the cat is just a plain old cat if you love it keep it inside. As I have heard my vet say “outside cats live short violent lives”


34 posted on 01/27/2011 5:19:33 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Twotone
My family raised persians for a time. You do NOT let breeding stock out loose. At least the person who had it neutered was kind enough to let it live, instead of just shooting it or having it put down. Owner is an idiot!

I wasn't able to find anything other than the AP article so I don't know if she let the cat run free. If she did then, yeah, she's an idiot.

35 posted on 01/27/2011 5:30:10 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I wasn’t anywhere near this location...I’m innocent.


36 posted on 01/27/2011 5:30:35 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Ditter

Certainly there are lots of risks to kitties going outside. We now live in a rural area with lots of fun things for kitties to do outside. They love to go out & I would hate to keep them in against their will. We lost one to a coyote that moved into the area last summer. I loved her more than I can say, but she was already used to going outside (she’d been abandoned & had learned to feed herself on mice & birds). I would’ve been fighting to keep her in. We now have 3 females who go out on occasion but stay very close to home & one neutered male who rambles a bit. I want them to enjoy life, not just be alive.


37 posted on 01/27/2011 6:01:27 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Maybe all of your neighbors don’t enjoy your kitties as much as you do.

Just a thought.


38 posted on 01/27/2011 6:15:42 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: bannie

Lots of kitties in the neighborhood, even a dog or two. No one seems to mind too much.


39 posted on 01/27/2011 6:21:01 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

I don’t know your kitties; but, personally, I don’t like any of ‘em in my garden or poopin’ in my yard. I don’t shout it to everyone, but I figure my yard is MINE, and I don’t want others cats in it any more than I want others dogs in it.


40 posted on 01/27/2011 6:59:37 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: decimon

There are enough cats.....spay and neuter....


41 posted on 01/27/2011 7:01:52 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Ronin

I can’t tell you how many cats i’ve trapped, spay/neutered and put back. I go looking for them and the cops tell me where to look too.


42 posted on 01/27/2011 7:04:32 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: bannie

I understand how you want cats to stay couped up in the house their whole lives becuz perhaps you hate them in your yard, but cats have only been accepted as inside animals in the last couple centuries. My dads generation never allowed them in the house. cats were actually created with claws and hunting instincts for a reason..to survie outside...not sit on a ledge looking out a window.


43 posted on 01/27/2011 7:09:42 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Fawn

That’s nice that you feel that way about your kitties. My property line, however, delineates space to be used as I choose. Teach your kitty to stay out of my yard, and I’m all for his/her rights.

It amazes me that otherwise sensible people can’t even understand that the use of MY yard is not at YOUR discretion.


44 posted on 01/27/2011 7:18:47 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: Fawn

I don’t have a problem with that. It might even work, although I have reasonable doubts about how effective it is in the case of males. If you catch and fix 10 of a population of 11, all the queens in the area are still going to get serviced. Just going to be one busy tom!

Personally, I think vasectomizing the toms is a better move — especially if they are pure strays. They will still be effective in defending their territory and servicing their queens, but they will no longer breed litters.

BTW, I am very much a cat person, and have five of the furry little bosses in my apartment right now. All five are well adjusted and have their own little cat society. None of them ever go outdoors.


45 posted on 01/27/2011 7:20:27 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: vetvetdoug
I wasn’t anywhere near this location...I’m innocent.

This time. But how many notches have you on your scalpel, hmmm?

46 posted on 01/27/2011 7:20:34 PM PST by decimon
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To: Fawn
There are enough cats.....spay and neuter....

A trip to the SPCA certainly argues in your favor.

47 posted on 01/27/2011 7:22:06 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
how many notches have you on your scalpel....

Too many to count...been at this for over thirty years. I have had quite a ball....

48 posted on 01/27/2011 7:54:21 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: decimon
how many notches have you on your scalpel....

Too many to count...been at this for over thirty years. I have had quite a ball....

49 posted on 01/27/2011 7:54:35 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: decimon

Pedigreed? What Cat Registry registers this breed? I have been out of the CFA for a few years, but have never seen these registered there. I checked TICA and could not find them there either. Sounds like a mixed breed designer cat, expensive with no registration available because it is not a recognized breed.

I did find some ads for breeders selling this cross as a Bengalmese, no registry listed, $350.00 and up.

Also who lets an expensive pedigreed cat roam the neighborhood like a mog? Maybe it just got out and while roaming some do-gooder group scooped it up thinking it was feral. There are groups who spay/neuter feral cats then release them back into the wild.


50 posted on 01/27/2011 8:10:28 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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