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post #31 of 42
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Bless you for taking care of him Nikki....you are an angel and just what Norris needs right now.
Please don't blame yourself...it is impossible to tell about people sometimes.
thanks jenny, i guess your right- i just feel bad that i even let that heifer touch him, let alone take him home you know. hidsite is 2020 that's for sure....but at the time, it seemed like we had found a good home for him.

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Bless your heart for taking thi s little guy in. I do hope that he recovers. What a terrible thing to have happen -after you try to do everything right!
Those people should be shot!
no kidding! and i wouldn't mind shooting them myself! and i have a nice little shotgun that would do the trick rather well!

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That lady iz totally heartless... I can't believe she didn't even LOOK 4 HIM!!! Wen my dogs manage 2 get out (we don't let them out) I look high and low 4 them, and if I can't find them or they don't com home the day they ran off I worry 2 death!!!And she really should have put a collar on him with tagz that tell her phone# and address!!!
I agree- if one of my furbabies got loose (all are indoors only) i would be flipping out looking everywhere for them! This is why i'm sooo big on proper id and all of that! And actually- Norris did have his collar on. Thank goodness!! Our shelter will not allow any animals to leave without a collar and tags. one tag is for rabies- the other says, "if found in bartlett, call ##########") That is how we found out he was run over/etc. A good samaritan saw him and called our shelter. With the id number- we were able to know for certain it was norris. Had it not been for that tag/collar- who knows what might have happened to the sweet fella. Thankfully though, he had an angel looking out for him and he is safe at the vets office now. I'm soo anxious waiting to call and see how the surgery went. I'm about to run to the pet store and get a really comfy bed to put in his kennel for him when i pick him up tomorrow.
post #32 of 42
That's so mean. Poor Norris!

How is he doing by the way? Does he still have his leg?

I really wonder WHY IN THE WORLD this lady didn't take action or even call you guys back to explain why she let Norris run lose. Please post if she does. I really would like to know what was going through her head.

PS, don't blame yourselves either. You can't always predict what type of home you're sending the animals to.
post #33 of 42
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Just a little update on Norris:

I called the vets office a minute ago (i couldn't stand it anymore!!) to check on him. They said he was doing ok. He hasn't had surgery yet though. (they close at 6 though and it's only 2 now so i guess they'll be doing it later in the day today.) They said he was doing ok aside from the leg though so that's good. So hopefully i will be able to pick him up tomorrow after work (but my boss said i could leave early if need be to go get him tomorrow so thats good too!)
post #34 of 42
Hi all!

I'm so sorry about Norris! I'm keeping him in my prayers today! I was a nervous wreck when my Teazer-cat had surgery and it wasn't as major!

I'm glad you guys are calling the other shelters. I don't understand people like this woman. Our cat Max got out one night (he's such a coward when he's outside! ) and we were up untill 2am looking for him (we found him two days later under the spruce tree). I panic when I see him making a break for the door because I'm so afraid he'll get hurt!

As for the cat with the arrow, I think I saw the same story and it's not what it sounds like. (mini-rant here!) CNN is the least accurate of the new stations. I used to work in the theatre and worked with a great singing group, The Trenchcoats, now known as The Coats. After the shooting at Columbine, CNN went on the air and announced that thetrenchcoats.net was the official website of the trenchcoat mafia, who did the shooting. No it was the website of the group I worked with (I got to know them and they are the sweetest guys you've ever met!). CNN never bothered to go to the website cause it's rather obvious it's for a accapella group! After that, the guys started getting angry emails and death threats even though they were in the middle of a benefit concert for the families of the victims! Eventually, out of respect for the families and to get away from the idiots who apparently can't read a website, they changed the group name to The Coats. Since then I have kept an eye on the stories CNN runs and have noticed that, with them, it happens a lot. And they never recant or appoligize, even if it ruins someone's life. (ok rant over) If this cat story is the the one I'm thinking of (mostly white cat belonging to an elderly couple?), the guy was doing target practice (hay bail!) in his yard and an arrow missed and went into the neighbors yard. He went over to retrieve it and they found the cat in the back yard. The arrow narrowly missed his spine. The guy felt so bad he helped rush the cat to the vet and paid the ENTIRE vet bill. He kept appoligizing and saying how bad he felt.

I guess my point is that things aren't always what they seem. It sounds like this has happened very fast. Maybe the plumber let him out by accident. Maybe she is out looking for him and she was just looking in the wrong area. He went east and she went west. A lost pet can be very daunting. I had a dog take off down the beach while we were camping once. We had the entire national park to search! Although if that is the case why hasn't she returned the phone calls? Maybe she's out of town on vacation or an emergency and the person who was house sitting let the dog out and she has no idea this is happening. I guess I want it to be that because I don't understand how people can hurt animals like that.

But if she just turned him out or he got out and she never bothered to look, I hope karma pays her a visit!! We should be able to hypnotize people who intentionally hurt animals so that they can feel what the animal they hurt feels. Let them know what it feels like to be a little kitten tied up in a sack and thrown in the river!

I also wanna know what's being done with the idiot who hit poor Norris! Why didn't that person stop?! Why did he have to be found and rescued by someone in the neighborhood? The person driving that car can't have just not noticed! How cruel to hit and animal and keep going just cause you're busy to stop or freaked out cause the owner might get mad. That's animal cruelty too!!

I really hope Norris is gonna be ok. Poor baby! He's so cute! I wish I didn't live all the way across the country! Keep us updated.
post #35 of 42
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I guess my point is that things aren't always what they seem. It sounds like this has happened very fast. Maybe the plumber let him out by accident. Maybe she is out looking for him and she was just looking in the wrong area. He went east and she went west. A lost pet can be very daunting. I had a dog take off down the beach while we were camping once. We had the entire national park to search! Although if that is the case why hasn't she returned the phone calls? Maybe she's out of town on vacation or an emergency and the person who was house sitting let the dog out and she has no idea this is happening. I guess I want it to be that because I don't understand how people can hurt animals like that.

But if she just turned him out or he got out and she never bothered to look, I hope karma pays her a visit!!We should be able to hypnotize people who intentionally hurt animals so that they can feel what the animal they hurt feels. Let them know what it feels like to be a little kitten tied up in a sack and thrown in the river!

I also wanna know what's being done with the idiot who hit poor Norris! Why didn't that person stop?! Why did he have to be found and rescued by someone in the neighborhood? The person driving that car can't have just not noticed! How cruel to hit and animal and keep going just cause you're busy to stop or freaked out cause the owner might get mad. That's animal cruelty too!!

I really hope Norris is gonna be ok. Poor baby! He's so cute! I wish I didn't live all the way across the country! Keep us updated.
No- this is not the case. The woman didn't care. She didn't even go looking for him or send anyone else to. She adopted him on Saturday.....the wound was at least two days old according to the vets when we found him on thursday so that means he had at LEAST been missing roaming since mon-tues. Not to mention- the person who found him and took him in lived in that area. They said they had seen the dog roaming around for a few days before it go hit. When they saw that he was injured, they took him inside and called the number on the tag (our shelter) So while i wish it were an accident and the owner really did care. This just proves she didn't even look for him She does not deserve the benifit of the doubt- she doesn't deserve a darn thing! Not to mention- she hasn't even returned our phone calls ....yea...real concerned owner No worries though- she will NEVER get him back. And now that all the other shelters know what has happened - she will never be allowed to adopt from them eithor hopefully. Thank goodness!!!! I am also VERY mad that the idiot who ran over him dind't even stop I'm praying Norris is doing well today. His surgery was supposed to be late this afternoon (i called around 2pm and they still hadn't done it yet- so i imagine it was between 2ish and 6) so hopefully i should be able to pick him up tomorrow before noon (they close at noon on saturdays i think). And your right hon- i hope karma comes back to bite those aweful people in the backsideI went out tonight and bought a ton of goodies for him I am bound and determined that this baby will have a good life from this point on. My sister and best friend have already said he will be doggie #3 for Colin and I lol... i guess we'll see He just might not go back to the shelter at all lol.
post #36 of 42
Why must people do things like that?! Both the woman and the idiot in the car! At least the neighbors did something when they noticed something was wrong but it's too bad they didn't catch him when they first saw him out. At least he's got you! Thank goodness for that! I'll keep all my fingers and toes crossed for him and you and place for doggie #3!
post #37 of 42
I thought of you and Norris this afternoon and I have a question I'm wondering if you can answer. A little dog ran up to me in the driveway this afternoon. She was very sweet and playful. She had a collar on but no tags. I thought it belonged to a neighbor down the street and called her but when she saw the dog she said, no, it belongs to the people in that one house that's back behind another one. She made a comment to the effect that this isn't the first time the puppy has been out running around by herself.

We live on a VERY busy road. The police have been doing speed control there because people are constantly speeding. (A neighbor's dog was hit and killed instantly on that same road just a few months ago. The ONE time in his life he left the yard too! And the sweetest thing on the face of the planet! The whole neighborhood cried and the driver felt awful but the dog darted out and there was no time... )

So I coaxed the puppy to the house and knocked on the door. A girl, about 10 answered, and I told her I'd found her dog on the road and brought her back cause I didn't want her to get hit. She kept apologizing like I was accusing her of something. I kept thinking, don't apologize, keep your dog in the yard! On my way out, I saw a cat that I think is there and its abdomen is ballooned WAY out to either side. She's very pregnant I would guess. So my question is, what can we do as far as the dog goes?

Hopefully the cat will have her kittens in our yard and we can rescue them and "think" it's a stray cat and get her spayed.

But with the dog... If we see her out a bunch more times, can we call animal control and report it? There is a leash law in this town and it's pretty strictly enforced. The people who live there are...problematic... The dog didn't look abused or malnourished but they don't seem to think it's necessary to keep it in the yard. Who knows if she's had her shots or been fixed... And she's such a sweetheart, I'd cry if a car on that road hit her! Anyway, what would you recommend?

Thanks. Still keeping my fingers and toes crossed for Norris!

post #38 of 42
Don't hesitate to call the next time. Catch the dog, give the police your address. Honestly, we've had people call in dogs as strays even when they know who the dog belongs to. If the owner never claims the dog from the HS, then it gets a good home. If the owner shows up for the dog, they get a looonnnggggg speech about how to keep the dog safe. Spaying/Neutering, leashes, vaccinations, the whole she-bang!
post #39 of 42
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I thought of you and Norris this afternoon and I have a question I'm wondering if you can answer. A little dog ran up to me in the driveway this afternoon. She was very sweet and playful. She had a collar on but no tags. I thought it belonged to a neighbor down the street and called her but when she saw the dog she said, no, it belongs to the people in that one house that's back behind another one. She made a comment to the effect that this isn't the first time the puppy has been out running around by herself.

We live on a VERY busy road. The police have been doing speed control there because people are constantly speeding. (A neighbor's dog was hit and killed instantly on that same road just a few months ago. The ONE time in his life he left the yard too! And the sweetest thing on the face of the planet! The whole neighborhood cried and the driver felt awful but the dog darted out and there was no time... )

So I coaxed the puppy to the house and knocked on the door. A girl, about 10 answered, and I told her I'd found her dog on the road and brought her back cause I didn't want her to get hit. She kept apologizing like I was accusing her of something. I kept thinking, don't apologize, keep your dog in the yard! On my way out, I saw a cat that I think is there and its abdomen is ballooned WAY out to either side. She's very pregnant I would guess. So my question is, what can we do as far as the dog goes?

Hopefully the cat will have her kittens in our yard and we can rescue them and "think" it's a stray cat and get her spayed.

But with the dog... If we see her out a bunch more times, can we call animal control and report it? There is a leash law in this town and it's pretty strictly enforced. The people who live there are...problematic... The dog didn't look abused or malnourished but they don't seem to think it's necessary to keep it in the yard. Who knows if she's had her shots or been fixed... And she's such a sweetheart, I'd cry if a car on that road hit her! Anyway, what would you recommend?

Thanks. Still keeping my fingers and toes crossed for Norris!

Since i am not familiar with the AC laws/regulations in your town i will tell you what we would do if this situation were to occur here in my district. First off- there is a leash law- for cats & dogs. if the animal leaves your front yard- the owner is in violation of the leash law. If it is a first time offense and the animals are not a threat we will give the owner a heafty fine and let them know what the law is as far as guidelines and such go.However, if it were not the first time and it keeps happening -you have two options- one call AC and file a complaint- they will go knock on their door and etc. / OR since the animal is tresspassing on your property- and the people aren't looking for it- take it to the shelter and turn it in as a stray. By law- they will hold if for up to three days...so if the owner want to come claim it- they can and if not it will be available for adoption hopefully and find a better home (after 3 days the dog no longer belongs to the owner if they do not claim it). Since this is not the first time the pups gotten loose and since it's in a dangerous area- your best bed would be to bring it into your local shelter- at least it will be off the streets and have a chance of getting a good home. and trust me- if the owner wants it back - they will have to pay a NICE fine in most instances- it will make them think twice about letting them out hopefully. As far as the cat goes- please notify AC now- if it comes off of their property- they are in violation of the leash law (at least in our county- you will have to check the laws in your area before doing anything) That cat MUST be caught now before it has the kittens so that it can be taken into a shelter/foster home so once the kittens come and are weaned both kittens and momma can be fixed and help reduce the overpopulation. NOW what you can also do- is anonymously leave a flyer for your local low cost spay/neuter clinic on their door. My bet is if they are this irresponsible with their pets- none of them are altared/vaccinated.
post #40 of 42
By your signature can I guess that he's doing ok but lost the leg? Poor baby! But better alive with three legs than gone for good!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions on the little dog. I told my parents and we're going to look into the leash laws and such but we have technically never met the owners either. If we can keep it from happening again, we will!

Hope Norris is better!

~RumpleT
post #41 of 42
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By your signature can I guess that he's doing ok but lost the leg? Poor baby! But better alive with three legs than gone for good!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions on the little dog. I told my parents and we're going to look into the leash laws and such but we have technically never met the owners either. If we can keep it from happening again, we will!

Hope Norris is better!

~RumpleT
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=134350

He's back at the shelter hoping to get a new home now that he's all better.
post #42 of 42
That is so sad Nikki, I can see why you would all be so upset...there is just no excuse for this, Poor Norris, I hope he recovers soon and finds a good family to love him
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