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12-hr rescue of pregnant cat from bin turns out to be stuffed toy
Daily Post ^ | 11-30-11

Posted on 11/30/2011 8:27:17 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

RESCUERS spent 12 hours trying to save a “pregnant cat” from a clothes recycling bin – only to discover it was a squeaky toy.

The alarm was raised on Monday evening when a woman heard a miaow sound coming from the recycling bins in Moelfre, Anglesey.

With a heavily pregnant cat Puss-Puss missing in the village people raced down to the clothes bin to free the animal which continued to miaow.

But the locks had been tampered with and they were unable to free the “cat” despite trying until 11pm at night with a grinder and calling in the fire service, the RSPCA and bin operators Tyddyn Môn.

They returned to the site in Lligwy Road yesterday morning and put food into the bin.

With concerns for the pregnant cat growing the bin was transported 18 miles to specialist engineering firm K Owen in Llanrhyddlad.

Using a steel saw engineers were eventually able to cut their way into the bin at around 2pm yesterday.

Owner Kelvin Owen said: “Once we got into the bin we heard the miaow again, it sounded just like a cat and we all started to carefully search the bags.

“Then I found a bag of toys and picked out a toy cat, I said ‘it couldn’t be this could it’, it wasn’t making any noise and I asked if I could cut it open to investigate. As I held it it went off, miaow, miaow, mystery solved! The lads were in stitches, it was such a laugh.”

Jasmine Hazelhurst, from Anglesey Pets – part of the Free to a Good Home Anglesey site – said: “I did feel embarrassed when they pulled out the stuffed cat.

“But I am also proud at the way everyone rallied around to save the ‘cat’.

“Local people and Tyddyn Môn did so much to save the ‘cat’ and it shows what community spirit there is.

“We feared finding a dead cat in the clothes bank so to find a stuffed toy was a relief.”

Puss Puss is still missing. Anyone with information should contact the Facebook site of Freetoagoodhome Anglesey.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; donutwatch; kittyping; lostanimals; napl; rescue

Rescuers spent 12 hours trying to free a cat... only to discover it was this squeaky toy

1 posted on 11/30/2011 8:27:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 11/30/2011 8:28:07 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Man, I’ve got to make my front door out of whatever that clothes bin was made out of.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 8:31:38 PM PST by Fido969
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where did this happen? Wales?


4 posted on 11/30/2011 8:32:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Beats folks walking by an injured child like it was invisible.

I know which direction I'd rather screw up.

Besides, bunker drills are good training.

/johnny

5 posted on 11/30/2011 8:33:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: GeronL
Where did this happen? Wales?

Must be. I tried to read this story aloud and was totally flummoxed by the place names.

6 posted on 11/30/2011 8:35:47 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Where did this happen? Wales?

Must be. I tried to read this story aloud and was totally flummoxed by the place names.

As soon as you go to the website it says it's filed under North Wales News

7 posted on 11/30/2011 8:49:18 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I hear Wales is the welfare state of the welfare state of the UK


8 posted on 11/30/2011 9:00:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

lol. thanks. I guess someone had to “go there”


9 posted on 11/30/2011 9:02:17 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

some stupid place where they say “miaow”!


10 posted on 11/30/2011 9:18:33 PM PST by bigbob
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Funny story, but this is exactly the kind of thing the wonderful, heroic, slightly nuts British people do.

And no, I don’t want to hear any nonsense about Leftists and the Muzzes. The good country people of England aren’t like that; they are as conservative as we are.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 9:19:15 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: bigbob

lol.

In Japan they apparently say “Nyah” or something.

Here they usually just give you the evil eye until you give them what they want.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 9:20:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, it wuz rezqueued, wuzn’t it?


13 posted on 11/30/2011 9:23:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...


14 posted on 11/30/2011 9:36:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 11/30/2011 10:12:03 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: GeronL

It’s Niao in Japan (long i, short a, uu sound for the o) :)


16 posted on 11/30/2011 10:24:37 PM PST by reed13
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To: Fred Nerks

I’m sure that the actual cat was hiding nearby, shaking with laughter.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 10:33:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

12 hours to open the recycling bin? How do they normally get things out of it?


18 posted on 12/01/2011 1:25:36 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Was the squeak toy ok?


19 posted on 12/01/2011 3:22:23 AM PST by BJClinton (10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have no jobs, no hope and no cash.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nobody got angry about it. They all seemed to take the situation with humor and equanimity. Sounds like a great town and a great place to live.

But still,


20 posted on 12/01/2011 4:47:02 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Kittehs haz sense of hoomor.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 5:49:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

OMG that’s funny! They’re hearts were in the right place though.....they are still heroes. Now the toy will get a home...LOL


22 posted on 12/01/2011 6:03:25 AM PST by Fawn (No TO PERRY!!!!!!!!! Vote for Newt or Bachmann)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Definitely.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 6:07:11 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Did they ever find the pregnant cat?
24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:02:19 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 12/01/2011 7:48:36 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Article did not say.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 9:02:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wierd, that seems to be whole premis of this exercise....


27 posted on 12/01/2011 9:10:53 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: GeronL

Yes, northwest Wales.


28 posted on 12/01/2011 9:18:30 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: Lady Jag

From the place names and such, it was my guess. Someone else said I was right too.

Talk about a useless talent.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 9:25:17 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lady Jag

From the place names and such, it was my guess. Someone else said I was right too.

Talk about a useless talent, I’ll never earn a penny from it.

lol


30 posted on 12/01/2011 9:25:33 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
That momma cat is probably busy somehwere.


31 posted on 12/01/2011 9:27:15 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: GeronL

That’s where llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is.


32 posted on 12/01/2011 9:33:52 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: TheOldLady

Kitteh no carez who u iz, dat’s funneh rite dere...


33 posted on 12/01/2011 12:12:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

[smiles]


34 posted on 12/01/2011 12:39:17 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Actually, I think the missing preggers Puss Puss pulled off a good one on the town!

Cats can do these things.


35 posted on 12/01/2011 4:44:33 PM PST by glock rocks (Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands)
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To: glock rocks

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.


36 posted on 12/01/2011 7:52:27 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

OK, THAT is funny!


37 posted on 12/06/2011 10:07:03 PM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

OK, THAT is funny!


38 posted on 12/06/2011 10:07:27 PM PST by Tabi Katz
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