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Kitten Trapped in a Sacramento Storm Drain Is Rescued (needs a home)
ABC News ^ | Jun 28, 2013 | Stephanie Mendez

Posted on 06/30/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT by Innovative

After spending four days trapped in a storm drain at a remote Sacramento intersection, a calico kitten was rescued thanks to a few teenagers who responded to its frantic and frightened meows.

The teenagers tried to pull the kitten out using a rope and when that failed, the teenagers called the fire department.

But after the kitten was safe, no one offered to take the animal home, according to Filbrun.

So Marquis and the KXTV team decided to care for the kitten. The station is trying to find the original owner before they proceed to find her a home.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: california; cat; kittyping; petadoption; rescue; sacramentao
If you are interested in adopting the kitty,

you can email Dave Marquis at dmarquis@news10.net

1 posted on 06/30/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Slings and Arrows

Meow...


2 posted on 06/30/2013 8:00:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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3 posted on 06/30/2013 8:05:12 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Joe 6-pack

So glad they rescued the kitten. Now hope they can find her a worthy home. Such a cute kitty!


4 posted on 06/30/2013 8:06:16 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Innovative
Those teenagers can bank that good deed.

I'm allergic to kitty and doggie fur. Such a shame. I only got REALLY allergic when I was 29. Now, if I HAVE to pet the creatures, I make sure that I (a) don't touch my face and (b) wash my hands IMMEDIATELY.

Kitties and puppies are really one of our good God's many gifts!

5 posted on 06/30/2013 8:06:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Innovative
Calicos are the BEST cats, after Siamese...I've had both

But now, poor Dave has to fill out the environmental impact statement, and retroactively pay the $300 fee for removing a storm drain cover..and Homeland Security will investigate him, make sure he wasn't attempting to tamper with the water supply..

6 posted on 06/30/2013 8:09:14 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Innovative

She’s beautiful. I don’t think they’ll much trouble finding her a good home.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 8:25:05 PM PDT by Jacknudy
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To: Innovative

Pretty kitty there, love the patterns on her.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 8:31:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Thank mew.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 8:39:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Innovative

Truly a good news story to close out the weekend. :)=^..^=

God Bless those who rescue God’s creatopm/ =^..^=


10 posted on 06/30/2013 8:47:21 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Innovative

Opps, creation.


11 posted on 06/30/2013 8:47:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Innovative

A beautiful kitten indded. =^..^=


12 posted on 06/30/2013 8:48:45 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Innovative
She's beautiful.

I really needed to read something that had a happy ending.
13 posted on 06/30/2013 8:50:06 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 9:06:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Innovative

Kitty can come to my home..I have a cat friendly yard and two little girls, Xena and Gabrielle..Gabrielle will fetch her ball...this little thing would fit in just fine..


15 posted on 06/30/2013 9:14:29 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Innovative

Oh, such a sweet widdle putty tat!


16 posted on 06/30/2013 9:37:22 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: celtic gal

Write to the reporter who temporarily has the kitty:

If you are interested in adopting the kitty,
you can email Dave Marquis at dmarquis@news10.net


17 posted on 06/30/2013 9:52:30 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: ken5050
Calicos are the BEST cats, after Siamese...I've had both

I've had several calico cats, and all of them had wonderful personalities. I recently adopted another from a neighbor who moved away.

18 posted on 06/30/2013 10:07:59 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Innovative

Oh she’s beautiful. I hope she finds a home. I’m 3000 miles away


19 posted on 07/01/2013 12:10:10 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Fiji Hill

Technically, a calico is a cat that’s mostly white (like this little girl) with patches of red and black on them. Tortie-and-whites are mostly red and black patched with white feet, bellies, and usually chest. ALL of my kittehs except one were tortie-and-whites.That’s “my” color of kitteh. The exception was my precious Vanilla—she was all white, semi-longhaired, with yellow eyes. A real love machine girl. But all of my kittehs have been love-rats, every last one. Purr, purr, purr, that’s their byword.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 12:28:00 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Innovative

Awwwww!


21 posted on 07/01/2013 12:59:15 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: EinNYC
I'se need help 2!


22 posted on 07/01/2013 4:12:34 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: EinNYC
I've got three torties... My oldest is a beautiful longhaired red tortie with NO white, except that a couple of her whiskers are now white. S he's 12 years old.

Next in line is an 8-year-old tortie and white with super-long hair. She's also my biggest cat.

Next is an almost 2-year-old short-haired tortie whom I aopted in the middle of her second pregnancy when she was only 9 or 10 months old. The previous owner had touted her in a Craigslist ad that she was an "ugly Cat who needed love too."

I could never call a tortie "ugly"! In 1989, I rescued a tiny longhaired tortie kitten from an alley behind my apartment building. She was super sweet. I have loved torties ever since. Both torties and calicos get a gene for red fur from one parent and a gene for black fur from the other one. In regular calicos they have big patches of color on a white background. Tortoiseshells are sometime called "black calicos." Their colors get swirled. Sometimes black, red, or chocolate is predominant. And there are a few weirder versions of tortie, not all of which I've seen.

23 posted on 07/01/2013 6:18:16 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: ken5050

A few months ago we found a calico kitten in the yard at work. I suspect that she was dumped there. She was clearly used to humans; she walked right up to me there in the yard.

I ended up taking her to the local shelter (the same one where my wife and I got the first of our three cats) and saw her listed on their adoptable pets a couple weeks after that. She was gone from the listing after a few days. I hope she went to a good home; she was a really sweet little kitty. I thought somewhat seriously about keeping her myself, but I already have three cats and don’t really need a fourth (and there’s a stray tom in my neighborhood who seems to want that slot!).


24 posted on 07/01/2013 7:16:22 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: pbmaltzman

I have a tortie (approx. 5-6 years old) and a torbie (16 months).


25 posted on 07/01/2013 7:17:22 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: EinNYC
Tortie-and-whites are mostly red and black patched with white feet, bellies, and usually chest... But all of my kittehs have been love-rats, every last one. Purr, purr, purr, that’s their byword.

That's a pretty good description of my cat.

26 posted on 07/01/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: cloudmountain

Baby raccoons are very cute, too. The little female I have been feeding for the last month brought her five little ones to the back deck Saturday Night. What a brood of fur! Those little ones were as busy as a beehive. No wonder the mother has been coming to feed alone, until now. I hope they’re not crossing the road to get to my house. I have no idea where the den is. But gracious they are cuties! And fearless, walking right up to smell my feet with the back light on.


27 posted on 07/01/2013 8:54:02 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Your cat is a tortie-and-white, or your cat is a purrball? Or both?

Actually doesn't matter...kittehs are just another precious gift bestowed upon us by G-d. Always amusing, mostly adorable, great companionship (especially when you're sick...they seem to know that, and mine won't leave my pillow).

28 posted on 07/01/2013 9:56:34 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
Your cat is a tortie-and-white, or your cat is a purrball? Or both?

Actually doesn't matter...kittehs are just another precious gift bestowed upon us by G-d. Always amusing, mostly adorable, great companionship (especially when you're sick...they seem to know that, and mine won't leave my pillow).

My cat has a combination of orange and gray fur over most of her body, but her underside is mostly white, as is her nose and the bottom of her face. Her colors are more pastel and not as bold as they sometimes come. Officially, she's a short-hair, but her hair is kind of long, and she has the docile personality of an angora or a Persian cat. She's also a purrball.

When my mother was in a nursing home, there was an older tabby cat named Allie, apparently originally feral, who had moved in and made herself at home in the lobby many years before. Allie was perfect for the facility--she got along well with the elderly residents and wasn't too demanding but enjoyed being petted and loved. And the residents certainly enjoyed her.

Sadly, the management got rid of her because although she had a scratching post, she preferred the furniture. Although they assured us that she got a good home, none of us were happy over their decision.

29 posted on 07/01/2013 10:41:43 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MHGinTN
We used to have raccoons too. They love to have water around to whet their whistles. It does have something to do with their chemistry.
They ARE cute!
30 posted on 07/01/2013 7:11:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Little momma is back tonight, eating dog food. But she didn’t bring the kits, at least not up onto the deck yet. Perhaps when I turn out the back light ...


31 posted on 07/01/2013 8:55:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Innovative

You’re trying to override my immunity to cute kitties.

It won’t work.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 5:03:31 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: MHGinTN
Little momma is back tonight, eating dog food. But she didn’t bring the kits, at least not up onto the deck yet. Perhaps when I turn out the back light...

One day the kits will come, that is, the surviving kits. There will probably be only one kit to survive. That's the norm, I understand.

33 posted on 07/03/2013 6:09:52 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

That holds the essence of one of the myriad of questions I would like to ask The Lord, some where/when.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 7:18:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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