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Construction crew saves kittens beneath concrete
KSL [Utah] ^ | May 27th, 2012 | Keith McCord

Posted on 05/31/2012 10:42:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

SANDY — A mysterious sound, a dreadful realization, and a miraculous rescue. A cat was trapped in one of the most unlikely places imaginable, and somehow made it out alive.

Meet Crete. As in, concrete. He's named that because his owner rescued him from inside of a garage floor. Builders were working on a new home in West Jordan when they thought they heard meowing.

"The sheetrockers said they kept hearing the cat," said contractor David Best. "So they started tearing apart the walls and cutting holes in things looking for this cat."

The workers made their way around the home, cutting holes in numerous rooms trying to find the animal.

"I thought maybe it had climbed up in there and slid down and got stuck," said contractor Russell Evans. "So I just cut it out and I'm like tearing it out, and I'm like, 'Where is the cat?'"

"These guys would call, 'Hey kitty, kitty, kitty,' and it would meow, and I thought, 'Wow, it's in the middle,' and we've got our ears to the ground and everything," Best said.

The bizarre reality finally set in.

"I call Rich, and I'm like, 'I can hear the cat. It's in the concrete, I know it,'" Evans said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksl.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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1 posted on 05/31/2012 10:43:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do they travel?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 10:44:12 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

"DIS UR FAWLT, HOOMIN!"



3 posted on 05/31/2012 10:45:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

No luck yet?


4 posted on 05/31/2012 10:47:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nope.

But I did rip out the drywall on the stairwell.

Hubby wasn’t overjoyed about that.

Oh well.

That’s what he gets for leaving me in the house alone.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:16 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: Slings and Arrows

What a close call.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 10:53:59 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Slings and Arrows
The most amazing part of this story to me is - that somewhere in America, new building is taking place.
7 posted on 05/31/2012 10:57:56 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Salamander

Had a thought: Plumbers have those cameras that can go into pipes. Might be useful for checking hard-to-see places.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Had another thought: Check the web bios of university biology profs until you find one who specializes in herps. Call or email him/her for advice.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 11:08:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awesome feel good story. Thank you.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 11:18:18 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

De nada.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 11:26:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ceiling Cat is watching you put up drywall

12 posted on 05/31/2012 11:30:52 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Salamander
Have you looked behind the blinds or curtains up on the sill? I lost a rat snake in the house once and that's where I found him, finally, after looking everywhere else. It was warm and that's what he was attracted to.

You could also put a heating pad or pads set to low or medium out for him in a dark corner. He might be attracted to that.

13 posted on 05/31/2012 11:45:48 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awww Cute little guy. The kitten is gorgeous too. ;o)


14 posted on 05/31/2012 11:51:59 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Grams A

It really makes me feel good that tough, maybe even burly, construction guys care enough about life to tear out installed work to save a cat. May God smile upon them.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 11:52:25 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This will be the biggest story on the web. Everyone knows that the internet was designed to promote teh kittehs.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 11:55:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Slings and Arrows

Check out these homeless kittens that, according to a UGRA official, swam across the Guadalupe River to get to some kids in Louise Hays Park. The three kittens were rescued and taken to Kerr County Animal Shelter where they now are awaiting +a home.

http://tinyurl.com/7bwxvtw

I wanted to cry when I saw the pic. So glad they were rescued.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 12:09:52 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Titan Magroyne

I’ll go put down newspapers...

[...for the kitten, of course.]


18 posted on 06/01/2012 12:38:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ari-freedom

The internet is a series of tubes.

Those tubes contain cats.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: sockmonkey

Awww, poor babies! May they all find forever homes.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 12:40:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Normally a service plumber would be the guy to handle this operation, from the locating with sound, or camera, or experience, and bringing the jackhammer in.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 12:42:07 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12; Salamander

Thanks!

Salamander, you might want to see post #21.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 12:48:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What is salamander looking for?


23 posted on 06/01/2012 12:54:55 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Details here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2889271/posts


24 posted on 06/01/2012 1:01:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When my parents installed a forced air heating/cooling system in our house, I moved all the cats to a boarding kennel. No sense taking any risks with a curious cat stuck in ductwork.

It’s called, avoiding catastrophe.


25 posted on 06/01/2012 1:07:43 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander

Wow, a snake, that is tough to find.

I have to go to bed, but if I think of something I will post again.

Unless you are very rich, a plumber finding it is very slim, and it could be a waste of a lot of money.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 1:13:41 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: SatinDoll

No pun intended? ;^)


27 posted on 06/01/2012 1:22:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Uncle Sham
A mysterious sound, a dreadful realization, and a miraculous rescue. A cat was trapped in one of the most unlikely places imaginable, and somehow made it out alive.

Whoa there, talk about being teleported down Memory Lane.

Wall kitty ping! :)

28 posted on 06/01/2012 1:39:00 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
LOL!

A propos of nothing, my kitty's way of telling me the litter box no longer meets her standards is to crap in the bathtub next to the box.

Pets with opposing thumbs are expected to clean their own messes. Seeing as I'm still single, could be my standards are too high. :op
29 posted on 06/01/2012 2:12:43 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

One of mine will occasionally leave a little gift next to the litter box too - even after I’ve just cleaned it. My working hypothesis is that she’s just plain evil.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 2:16:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

>>> My working hypothesis is that she’s just plain evil.

Oh wow, no kidding. Mine has the covered style that comes apart, so I can keep the dogs out. (Ick) Before I present the freshly cleaned box and litter to her kittiness, I also have to run packaging tape along the seam in the back, or she manages to pee through the 2 halves.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 2:22:58 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Even if it’s just a varmint, the last thing you want is a dead animal in the walls of a building. The smell lasts a long, long time.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 2:37:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: builder

My husband and I were remarking on the number of big houses that are going up in Houston today. Considering the state of the country I would not expect to see any.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 2:39:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Slings and Arrows

Uh, I guess that’s where the word originated.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 3:56:11 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Great story!

Kudos for those guys caring enough to find it!

35 posted on 06/01/2012 4:13:25 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SatinDoll

Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 4:19:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Amen.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 4:20:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope that kitteh is just snow blind and that he recovers his sight. His irises look really shut down in that picture.


38 posted on 06/01/2012 4:37:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ditter

The awl bidness is doing fined hence the new homes going up.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 5:04:34 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Salamander

Keep folks updated please.


40 posted on 06/01/2012 5:30:12 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Slings and Arrows
I read a similar story that didn't turn out as well. I'm glad they made finding Kitty a priority.


41 posted on 06/01/2012 5:32:38 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Ezekiel

“Wal”-ter is sixteen and still going strong. If I knew how to post a picture, you’d be able to see him. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. LOL


42 posted on 06/01/2012 5:48:53 AM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: Titan Magroyne; Slings and Arrows

My two wait and lurk as I clean the litter box. They race to see who will be the first to use it. If I’m feeling generous, I’ll clean it again for the loser so they both get to be “the first”......yeah, I have no life *sigh*


43 posted on 06/01/2012 6:05:22 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow...great story...so glad to see people who care ....needed to read a story like this.....


44 posted on 06/01/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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To: CAluvdubya

You have something most precious ... you love.


45 posted on 06/01/2012 7:56:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All
Could everyone please do me a personal favor and vote for the shelter that helps me out so much with spay/neuter of feral cats, etc?? Vote for them TODAY ONLY before midnight--- so they can have a chance at winning a car to pull their spay/neuter van??

VOTE FOR ANIMAL AID (goes through facebook)

It is anonymous....thank you so much!!!

46 posted on 06/01/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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To: Fawn

I voted. They are at 32% right now.


47 posted on 06/01/2012 8:38:44 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: CAluvdubya

So you’re one of the well trained hoomans who makes it so rough for the rest of us! LOL

I suppose I should feel lucky to have only one to serve.

*cringing as she walks by the screen*


48 posted on 06/01/2012 8:55:02 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: beaversmom

Thank you.......:)


49 posted on 06/01/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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The basic distinction between the west and any other group is our care foe animals.

If Africa, Asia, or South America "ruled" the world. Extinction would multiply ten fold within 10 years.

And that wouldn't be just animals!

50 posted on 06/01/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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