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Collared by herself... Cat is rescued after her leg is caught in her own collar for TWO WEEKS
Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 28th January 2012

Posted on 01/29/2012 10:51:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

A hapless cat had to be rescued after trapping its leg in its own collar - for TWO WEEKS.

Distressed feline Phoebe was seen hobbling around a woman’s back garden after she managed to her right leg got caught between her neck and collar.

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Manager of the centre Katie Wickins said: 'We believe Phoebe may have accidentally caught her leg in the collar because it was made from elastic.

'These collars are advertised as being safe so that if the cat gets caught on something, the collar will stretch and allow the cat to free itself.

'Unfortunately this was not the case and the stretch in the collar allowed Phoebe to get her front leg through it.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Word to the wise, and yet another reason for strictly indoor cats.
1 posted on 01/29/2012 10:51:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 01/29/2012 10:55:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 01/29/2012 11:03:04 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

poor cat, I can’t understand how its owner didn’t notice what had happened for TWO WEEKS!


4 posted on 01/29/2012 11:08:45 PM PST by Fred Nerks (The cat)
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To: Fred Nerks

I’m guessing it’s because the cat was an outside cat, and her owner thought she was wandering. Still negligent, of course.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 11:18:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blam

Poor baby.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 11:19:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fred Nerks
The Good Samaritan’s manage to lure Phoebe into her home with some food.

"Staff at the animal shelter are now attempting to contact Phoebe’s owners, but are struggling because the pet is not microchipped."

7 posted on 01/29/2012 11:20:48 PM PST by anglian
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To: Slings and Arrows

...but someone must have been feeding it, that cat doesn’t look like is hasn’t been fed for two weeks.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 11:34:36 PM PST by Fred Nerks (The cat)
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To: Fred Nerks

Probably the Good Samaritan, or maybe stealing food put out for other cats. Or both.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 11:47:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cars get tangled in stuff.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 11:53:44 PM PST by Daffynition (When I was a chiId was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it)
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To: Slings and Arrows
yes, possibly, poor thing, every time I read about a cat that has come to grief because it's an outside cat, I want to scream, please keep your cat inside!

The same thing happened to a cat of mine, but because she was inside, I saw it right away. (She wears a collar indoors because she's easier to find that way...the bell lets me know where she is.)

11 posted on 01/29/2012 11:54:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (The cat)
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To: Daffynition

Ain’t nobody happy in that pic.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 1:35:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yikes. I hope she’s healed up okay, and that her owner keeps her inside from now on. Still 8 lives to go...


13 posted on 01/30/2012 2:06:21 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yikes. I hope she’s healed up okay, and that her owner keeps her inside from now on. Still 8 lives to go...


14 posted on 01/30/2012 2:06:35 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yikes. I hope she’s healed up okay, and that her owner keeps her inside from now on. Still 8 lives to go...


15 posted on 01/30/2012 2:06:44 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman

You can say that again.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 2:28:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blam

Ouch. Poor kitty.


17 posted on 01/30/2012 2:29:58 AM PST by Nickname
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To: anglian

I have two indoor cats that I’m going to have microchipped next time they have their shots.

We had to leave another of our cats behind with family when we moved, and the old guy somehow escaped. It’s been weeks and there’s been no sign of him. I’m sick over it and want my other two ‘chipped in case they ever get out and are found. :(


18 posted on 01/30/2012 2:36:03 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Slings and Arrows
Didnt' it's owner see it for 2 weeks?

What is the matter with these people?

19 posted on 01/30/2012 2:51:59 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: pbmaltzman

Needs a new owner, this one is irresponsible.


20 posted on 01/30/2012 2:53:28 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Fred Nerks; pbmaltzman

Our cat was picked up from a shelter as a one year old farm cat. He lived the first year of his life mostly outside. We live in the country, and our indoor/outdoor kitty has access to a flap, and a very large chain-linked fenced yard (won’t stop kitty from leaving if he feels like it, but keeps dogs, etc. from hard charging from off premises.

Kitty brings us presents (shrews, mice, etc.)

Kitty makes my wife’s garden stay intact better.

He is a working cat with VERY relaxed terms.

Such a cat would be TORTURED to be locked inside all of the time. When it is too cold for him to go out, he is constantly meowing for “the other outside”.

Yes, there are risks with being outside. My goal, and the cat’s, is not to live for as long as possible, learning to put up with his jail. The goal is for him to live a good cat life, and to be our pal and helper while doing so.

For cats, one type of life does not fit all.

(Recommended reading, “The Four Little Kittens”, Golden Books, 1957)


21 posted on 01/30/2012 3:53:47 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The indoor outdoor quality of life debate. My cat is indoor/outdoor. He is very large, lazy, and a huge coward. He always comes home when its dark or, if he’s inside, he’ll hide and then wake us up at 3 a.m. At night he’s supposed to either be in the basement or the garage. He spends most of his time sleeping. He’s not a hunter. His only function as a pet is to look beautiful and allow us to pet him and feed him to make us feel useful.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 4:26:39 AM PST by Mercat
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To: fortheDeclaration

I see this quite often. Then again, in NE Mississippi most people in the US would be appalled at what I see quite often.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 4:27:14 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Mercat

Your cat is a democrat I’m afraid.....


24 posted on 01/30/2012 4:28:04 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Your cat is a democrat I’m afraid.....

Pardon me, but I believe that you meant to say democat.

Cheers!

25 posted on 01/30/2012 4:39:45 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*snif-snif*

Now my eyes are leaking...


26 posted on 01/30/2012 4:58:16 AM PST by Monkey Face ( Marzey doats and dozey doats and little lamzy divey.)
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To: Monkey Face

I hope she finds a more responsible hoomin.


27 posted on 01/30/2012 5:47:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nickname

“the old guy somehow escaped”
I hope your kindness to your two little blessings help ease your worries. Some things only time will heal i know.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 6:05:38 AM PST by anglian
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To: Dr. Sivana
Sounds like you should read Door into Summer by R.A. Heinlein...
29 posted on 01/30/2012 6:13:46 AM PST by apmoh
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To: apmoh
Sounds like you should read Door into Summer by R.A. Heinlein...

I've not read any Heinlen, though I've heard mostly good about him. Is this a worthy introductory book?
30 posted on 01/30/2012 6:30:18 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: All

I also rescued a cat with it’s leg caught in it’s collar about 6 months ago. Was hanging around a feral colony I feed....and I tried trapping this cat for a good week. Wouldn’t let me get near her. Then one day, setting up the drop trap, I bent down to put canned food in the dishes and this cat walked right up to me. Without missing a beat, I went right for the collar and got it off. I saw no wounds. The cat didn’t flinch. I’ll never forget it.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 6:42:47 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: Fawn

They know.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 7:26:20 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Slings and Arrows
Good heavens. According to the comments at Mail Online, this problem is rampant for that kind of collar. People are calling for it to be banned and replaced with the break-away style.

Three of my four cats were adopted as kittens have been indoors all their lives, but my Rocket used to be an outdoor cat.

He has adapted well to his "prison cage," but it is 3000 sq. ft., and it has lots of huge windows on the south side for basking on the carpet in the sun. In all seasons but winter, I take him outside and supervise while he wanders around sniffing everything and eating fresh grass. He never runs away from me, probably because he's too old and arthritic to get far.

All our cats get all the food, play, catnip (Kitty Hooch mice), grooming, and pets that they want, and none of them ever even attempts to get out when we open the doors.

Oh, and in the winter, they get kitty greens.
33 posted on 01/30/2012 7:46:48 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

They know a good deal when they see one.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 8:08:21 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yes, and I'm the giant cat toy, maid, cook, and butler, LOL! And I'm also a pillow for my Rocket who likes to sit on my chest.

That's okay. I blame all my mistakes on his preventing me from typing with both hands. He's a good sport about it. He says, "Heck with the complainers!"
35 posted on 01/30/2012 8:43:24 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is how we found one of our first adopted strays, W.C. Cat.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 9:59:11 AM PST by pabianice (")
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All mine are former strays. Rescues rock.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 11:16:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I agree with you, I think there’s a huge difference between a cat that lives outside in the country, and a cat in a suburban area with traffic etc.

However, I do feel sorry for the wildlife.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 12:14:10 PM PST by Fred Nerks (The cat)
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To: Slings and Arrows
We believe Phoebe may have accidentally caught her leg in the collar because it was made from elastic.

Obviously I'm wrong, but that collar sure doesn't look like the elastic ones I've seen. It looks like a leather one with some sort of "studs" on it.

39 posted on 01/31/2012 2:44:06 PM PST by mupcat
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To: Fred Nerks

My cat has survived outside for over ten years. She is half Persian, half Siamese, a hunter, and more wild than a lap kitty. Thirteen pounds of independence.

She WILL NOT, by choice, stay inside the house. She will come about four feet inside the door, then, not liking the temperature, or the various smells inside; she then makes a dash for the door. - She has her own slightly heated room where I keep her beds, favorite food, and water; then she comes to the back door for her tuna and other treats at night. If she doesn’t show up, I call until she does show up. Here, she is persnickety. She is also mean as they come, ruling the two big dogs and other wild stuff around the place with a slashing paw across the face of anyone who crosses her.

Funny, the dogs love her in spite of her snotty personality. She is the way she is, and would be most miserable, rebellious and LOUD if I dared to cross her. She loves me, but on the rare occasion she allows me to pet her, I have so much static electricity, and so does she, that when I touch her, I shock her. Her annual visit to the vet is tolerated well considering.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 4:24:31 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Twinkie

I understand completely, I also have an outside cat, one of three, two are indoors. We inherited Rastus with the house when we moved in, his owners went to a retirement village and could not take him. He has been the ruler of ‘the roost’ in both our back yards and the neighbour’s for the past ten years. The only time he consents to come inside is during a heavy thunderstorm.
Rastus demands to be let outside again as soon as the storm is over. He’s now at least 12 years old and still catches the odd rodent and proudly leaves it on the doorstep for us to find.
And I know that if I tried to lock him up, it would drive him crazy.
The only way you can have a happy inside cat is to start that way with them when they are a kitten. Once they are familiar with the great outdoors, it’s too late.
Every summer I cross my fingers and hope Rastus doesn’t become a victim of snake bite (lots of brown snakes where we live)...or get run over, as happened to another neighbour’s cat.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 5:24:41 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

It sounds like Rastus has the life of Riley. - Out here, Stuffy has sixteen acres of mostly woods where she can hunt and sharpen her long claws on a different tree every day.

She eats everything she hunts; has no feeling of owing us a share of her catch. I suppose she’s selfish; but that’s just Stuffy being Stuffy. A prissy cat couldn’t make it out here; in fact, her two siblings were killed early on by something. They were delicate, feminine and looked totally Siamese and fancy. We have all sorts of wild animals out here; bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and other. Stuffy looks totally Persian, and most likely has the toughness of a Persian. She is dark gray and blends in with the outdoor colors. Once killed and ate a whole squirrel.


42 posted on 02/01/2012 5:11:01 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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