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.