I don't know if any of you read the story about Charlie in Portland, Oregon. He was badly burned about a month ago (apparently intentionally!). It was the link at the bottom of this week's Catsite home page about the recovering cat celebrating his birthday at the hospital. Well anyway, it mentioned the animal hospital he was in and how expensive his recovery was going to be. I called them last night about sending a donation and to my surprise, he has already passed away. I guess the article was about 2 weeks old. He passed away last week - 15 minutes before he was supposed to go home, he went into cardiac arrest! The poor cat lived weeks in pain only to die anyway. I was sooooo upset to hear this. I couldn't stop crying. PLEASE EVERYONE KEEP YOUR CATS INDOORS!!!! There are too many sick people out there and our cats are too precious. There is a reward for this incident and hopefully someone will be caught. The problem is they'll probably get a slap on the wrist. I figured I'd let everyone know what happened in case anyone was following this story.
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8/24/01 at 6:21am