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Cat trapped between buildings

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I just saw a really quick news preview about a cat that was trapped between two buildings for 12 days and the owner did nothing or, giving the benefit of the doubt, didn't realize it.

I used to walk past this store all the time in downtown Kent, called Rodneys The Complete Bookstore or something. It is a really tiny, run down comic book shop. Probably a jackpot to comic fans, theres a ton of really old comics and cool stuff. They are always closed and one time I was convinced that the guy died or something and was inside cuz the shop didn't open for like 2 weeks.

Anyways, I always stopped to see the cat there and talk to the guy about her. She had a lot of flea bites and had hair missing all down her back. I was pretty sure it was fleas but the owner said she gets a rash. I considered reporting him to the Humane Officer but, once again giving him the benefit of the doubt, (he was a really old man) I just thought I would keep stopping in to see the cat and everything.

On the news just now, they showed a clip of a building (I am 90%) sure it was this bookstore. And they said the cat was trapped in between the building for 12 days and no one noticed I guess.

It really makes me mad because I haven;t been by in a little while and something always told me to either go back and check on the cat, or even to just report it already.

Poor kitty. I hope they took her to the APL and didn't return her back to the owner. Or had a long talk with him.

If by chance I am wrong, and that is not the place they showed on the news clip. I am still going to stop in and check on her tomorrow How could I not?
post #2 of 25
what a sad story poor little thing.

Let us know if it is the same place tomorrow when you go and check it out. In a way I hope it was the place so that the cat is hopefully getting looked after now you know?
post #3 of 25
12 days? Wow... poor cat. Is it going to be okay? How did it get trapped? You said "between buildings"... I don't get it--an alley is plenty wide for a cat to get out; where did it get stuck?

At any rate, looks like a vet visit is in order for Kitty!
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
Ok now the news clip told a little more and apparently they haven't gotten the kitty out yet! They are saying it may be illegal to get her out!! They said trapped behind a deli wall, and I cannot remember if the building next to the comic shop is a deli or not?? There are a few delis around that block, and the outside of the store's walls that they showed looked just like it...as soon as they get to the story finally I will let you guys know...they keep showing the "coming up next" clips.
post #5 of 25
yikes - poor kitty. Will wait an update
post #6 of 25
Oh gosh! No matter who "owns" the kitty, that poor baby!!
post #7 of 25
Illegal to get the cat out? Because it's private property or something? Because I can't see how it would be illegal to rescue a cat from private property, any more than it would be illegal to break somebody's window to fish their cat out of a burning building.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Okay, hold up, it is in New York. Not here, it looks EXACTLY like the comic shop right here in Kent. I was sure that was it. Well anyways they said that the building is a historic landmark so they can't just knock down the wall. They are using a pipe with a camera on the end to locate where the cat is exactly in the wall. It looks like there is a hole in the wall and they cat went in and either is stuck or simply won't come out. I this it just won't come out because they said they tried luring it with catnip and tuna and all kinds of things.

They said they are optimistic but the only thing that worries me is that they said, "cats can go up to three weeks without food or water so it's okay." That was a stupid comment as far as I am concerned. When they finally got to the actual news story that they were building up interest during the news, they never even mentioned anything about how long the cat was stuck there.

Well anyways, I am still going to check on the kitty at the bookstore tomorrow.
post #9 of 25
I just saw this on Yahoo News and was wondering if anyone had posted anything on here about it. Here's the link
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/...ugitive_feline
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hey cool, glad you found a link. Those stupid news clips are two seconds long you can hardly process what they are saying sometimes. The whole time it looked like Kent to me then they said in the actual news story New York. I was a bit off, but oh well.
post #11 of 25
The story here said there were also safety concerns, not just historical ones, about removing pieces of the wall, since it is an old, four story building. Would be kinda bad to drop the building on the cat, the rescuers,and passerbys.
post #12 of 25
Sending {{{{successful rescue prayers & vibes}}}} to Molly!! I was noticing that the business, although not in Kent, but in NYC serves British pastries - how 'bout that for coincindence!
post #13 of 25
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/04/14....ap/index.html Here's another link. I certainly hope they manage to get her to come out.
post #14 of 25
{{{{PLEASE COME OUT MOLLY,FOLLOW THE SWEET SMELL OF FRESH AIR SWEETHEART}}}}



Is there any more news yet?
post #15 of 25
Poor molly please keep us posted on what is happening
post #16 of 25
Oh my, how can she survive this long without food or water? I thought they could only go like 2 days at the most?

I really hope she makes it out..They say they can hear her little meows loud and clear so she must be pretty close to the exit?
post #17 of 25
I thought so also. 12 days to me is a miracle someone please get her out.
post #18 of 25
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Those involved in the rescue effort drilled and hammered out bricks in the cellar of the 157-year-old edifice, trying everything from special cameras to traps to locate her and get her out.
good on em!!!

YAY to Molly!!!
post #20 of 25
Molly

We should give a big round of applause to the generous, caring people who rescued Molly.

The national media deserves a thanks too, for tell this story that demonstrates that every kitty's life is important.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Deb25

She is out and OK< the 2 lost ferrets were found OK and Puffycat is OK and home! SOMETIMES Prayers DO WORK!

YEEEEEEE HAWWWWW!
post #22 of 25
This made my whole Easter weekend
post #23 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by xocats
Molly

We should give a big round of applause to the generous, caring people who rescued Molly.

The national media deserves a thanks too, for tell this story that demonstrates that every kitty's life is important.
For the rescuers -
And the media on finally reporting on a cat (not just dogs) -
and for the TCSers who really cared -
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by catsknowme
For the rescuers -
And the media on finally reporting on a cat (not just dogs) -
and for the TCSers who really cared -
Yeah I second that

Well done to everybody involved in the rescue of molly

I think that rich clotted cream and roast pork scratchings did Molly the world of good in keeping her going...........now she can have as much as she wants and be treated like the STAR that she is
post #25 of 25
YES!! Thank goodness they didn't give up on her..I was worried they would
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