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2012-07-06 06:03:48 AM
I'm so thankful the wee thing didn't suffer a horrible death and now has a home with people who obviously care for her.
 
2012-07-06 07:46:12 AM
this should be our caturday thread. it's purrfect (yes, I just did that)
 
2012-07-06 08:09:47 AM
How do they know it was 3 weeks old?
 
2012-07-06 08:11:21 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How do they know it was 3 weeks old?


Cut it in half and count the rings?
 
2012-07-06 08:19:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How do they know it was 3 weeks old?


The same way a Vet can check a dog over and tell how old it is. With kittens, the eyes open at two weeks but they won't be seeing well yet at three, the ears will be erect and the ear canals are open by three weeks, and the baby teeth are starting to come in.

Yay trash collector dudes. Someone owes them a drink.
 
2012-07-06 08:26:58 AM
www.adrants.com
 
2012-07-06 08:27:52 AM
Is that not how you recycle a cat? Did they sort it incorrectly?
 
2012-07-06 08:33:08 AM
Poor little thing! I've fostered kittens that age, they are totally helpless and spend most of their time cuddled up with their siblings, on a heating pad if they haven't got a mama around. He's doubly lucky, first to have been saved from a terrible death, and then to be adopted by people who will take care of him. Hope your life from here on out is much calmer, little bin kitty!
 
2012-07-06 08:33:33 AM
When I was a garbage man we were constantly saving cats, possums, and hurt birds that went into cans for a bite to eat and got stuck. Also, people with 100 bags of kitty litter every 3 days really freak me out.
 
2012-07-06 08:36:46 AM

Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.


You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.
 
2012-07-06 08:39:52 AM

Splinshints: Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.

You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.


My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?
 
2012-07-06 08:42:24 AM
There's something about gruff men and a cat, it's weird. That cat is gonna run that waste plant, you just know it. I remember a Lockup: Raw I watched where the prison had a cat that roamed and lived there, and the first rule of the prison was you did NOT mess with the cat, or you had to deal with the rest of the inmates. Fun stuff to read.
 
2012-07-06 08:45:47 AM

Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?


Is there an option that eliminates the problem without inducing pointless suffering?
 
2012-07-06 08:46:57 AM

Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?


I don't have a problem with culling just like I don't have a problem with eating meat. What I have a problem with is cruelty. Just because a killing is necessitated doesn't mean it has to be cruel. Unfortunately, a lot of the toothless wonders that inhabit vast swaths of rural America seem to think torturing animals to death for shiats and giggles is perfectly normal.
 
2012-07-06 08:48:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How do they know it was 3 weeks old?


They probably had a vet or someone who knows about cats tell them. Information: it's an available thing.
 
2012-07-06 08:50:16 AM

generallyso: Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?

Is there an option that eliminates the problem without inducing pointless suffering?


Of course. It was a serious question about how a town should solve that problem. I wasnt trying to be snarky.

Splinshints: I don't have a problem with culling just like I don't have a problem with eating meat. What I have a problem with is cruelty. Just because a killing is necessitated doesn't mean it has to be cruel. Unfortunately, a lot of the toothless wonders that inhabit vast swaths of rural America seem to think torturing animals to death for shiats and giggles is perfectly normal.


Yeah, it is a shame. The cats are a serious issue but I dont anyone has a good solution so they continue to breed.
 
2012-07-06 08:56:43 AM

Gunny Highway: generallyso: Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?

Is there an option that eliminates the problem without inducing pointless suffering?

Of course. It was a serious question about how a town should solve that problem. I wasnt trying to be snarky.

Splinshints: I don't have a problem with culling just like I don't have a problem with eating meat. What I have a problem with is cruelty. Just because a killing is necessitated doesn't mean it has to be cruel. Unfortunately, a lot of the toothless wonders that inhabit vast swaths of rural America seem to think torturing animals to death for shiats and giggles is perfectly normal.

Yeah, it is a shame. The cats are a serious issue but I dont anyone has a good solution so they continue to breed.


Look up the TNR program. Trap/Neuter/Return. Trap the cats, spay/neuter, then return them to where they were caught so they can control their territory. It costs money but if a city is determined enough they can get govt grants however way that happens. Started where I live in 2012 but its showing good results in Europe.

In other words, there Are options out there but none as fun to inbred pure 'muricans as spin-the-sack-o-cats.
 
2012-07-06 08:57:48 AM

Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?


Start a TNR program. It's probably the only effective way to cut down on the population without unnecessary cruelty. The animals continue to live their lives, likely the only ones they've ever known or could know, and the rate of fighting and breeding drops.
 
2012-07-06 08:58:23 AM

Masterstuff: Gunny Highway: generallyso: Gunny Highway: My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?

Is there an option that eliminates the problem without inducing pointless suffering?

Of course. It was a serious question about how a town should solve that problem. I wasnt trying to be snarky.

Splinshints: I don't have a problem with culling just like I don't have a problem with eating meat. What I have a problem with is cruelty. Just because a killing is necessitated doesn't mean it has to be cruel. Unfortunately, a lot of the toothless wonders that inhabit vast swaths of rural America seem to think torturing animals to death for shiats and giggles is perfectly normal.

Yeah, it is a shame. The cats are a serious issue but I dont anyone has a good solution so they continue to breed.

Look up the TNR program. Trap/Neuter/Return. Trap the cats, spay/neuter, then return them to where they were caught so they can control their territory. It costs money but if a city is determined enough they can get govt grants however way that happens. Started where I live in 2012 but its showing good results in Europe.

In other words, there Are options out there but none as fun to inbred pure 'muricans as spin-the-sack-o-cats.


*shakes tiny impotent fists of rage*
 
2012-07-06 09:02:40 AM

BrynnMacFlynn:

*shakes tiny impotent fists of rage*


*TNR-bro fistbumps the tiny fist*
 
2012-07-06 09:03:19 AM

JRaynor: AverageAmericanGuy: How do they know it was 3 weeks old?

Cut it in half and count the rings?


I'm going to hell for laughing at that.
 
2012-07-06 09:22:04 AM

Gunny Highway: Splinshints: Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.

You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.

My town had a feral cat problem. What should a town do about it?


In Japan, they catch, snip and notch the ear and then release when healed up. From what I understand.

Link

When I was in Tokyo, there were cats everywhere, and no rats.
 
2012-07-06 09:22:24 AM
I get very upset when animals are deliberately hurt, especially kittens. There's no way that kitten crawled into that bin on its own. I hope karma bites whoever did this on the ass, but I doubt that will happen.
 
2012-07-06 09:24:00 AM
I really need to stop slicing onions in my dusty, dusty room while reading Fark.
 
2012-07-06 09:26:54 AM

Masterstuff: Look up the TNR program. Trap/Neuter/Return. Trap the cats, spay/neuter, then return them to where they were caught so they can control their territory. It costs money but if a city is determined enough they can get govt grants however way that happens. Started where I live in 2012 but its showing good results in Europe.

In other words, there Are options out there but none as fun to inbred pure 'muricans as spin-the-sack-o-cats.


Thanks for the info, fellas. I will pass the info on.
 
2012-07-06 09:47:59 AM

Gunny Highway: Masterstuff: Look up the TNR program. Trap/Neuter/Return. Trap the cats, spay/neuter, then return them to where they were caught so they can control their territory. It costs money but if a city is determined enough they can get govt grants however way that happens. Started where I live in 2012 but its showing good results in Europe.

In other words, there Are options out there but none as fun to inbred pure 'muricans as spin-the-sack-o-cats.

Thanks for the info, fellas. I will pass the info on.


There are many organizations (at least in NYC) that will do the neutering if you do the trap and the release.

There is such a large cat problem in my area that the strays are completely domesticated. They walk up to people like it was nothing.

I rescued 2 cats by literally walking up to them and grabbing them.
 
2012-07-06 09:48:07 AM

Splinshints: Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.

You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings Christians really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.


Them there X-ians wit da bible learnin know the critters were put on the earth for vittles and entertainment. It's in the bible, read up on it.
 
2012-07-06 09:49:15 AM

Splinshints: Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.

You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.


Feral cats are real. I once worked with a lady who was the town's animal control officer, and she once kept a stray cat at work because she was pregnant. She did not get along with anyone, and she was eventually taken to the pound and eventually euthanized after she had her litter.

/Four kittens
//Three were given away
///Office kept the last one, called it Damien because he's a little demon
////Adorable and affectionate.
 
2012-07-06 09:50:30 AM
it's cause they forgot to #define KITTEH as 666 in the code
 
2012-07-06 09:51:53 AM
So it could be possible this was not done deliberately. Maybe the Mom was keeping her kittens in a cardboard heap and this one got hauled away with the cardboard. A few years ago my boyfriend was changing his carpet out and someone wanted his old one so it was rolled up and a few days later taken to another house. When it got there they unrolled it and out came 5 kittens. It very easily could have been thrown away.

/we were able to reunite kittens with mama they were only a few days old
 
2012-07-06 09:53:29 AM

cgobla: When it got there they unrolled it and out came 5 kittens.


best. carpet. ever.

man, I wish I could have seen the reaction.
 
2012-07-06 09:53:53 AM

Zalan:
Link


Holy crap @ the comment section. One guy is actually spinning gunning down cats as humane and TNR as cruel. According to someone else his rambling spanned many forum sites. The only word I can describe him is concerned ©.

He must have had his mom kicked and his dog raped by a feral cat.
 
2012-07-06 09:55:08 AM

aesirx: There are many organizations (at least in NYC) that will do the neutering if you do the trap and the release.


That is where the town is so it should work out nicely.
 
2012-07-06 09:57:26 AM
I hope that whoever did this accidentally falls into a woodchipper.
 
2012-07-06 09:59:23 AM

Mock26: I hope that whoever did this accidentally falls into a woodchipper.


What?

You recognize that it's wrong to dump an animal into a crusher, so to punish that action you want to dump an animal into a wood chipper?
 
2012-07-06 10:00:22 AM
Do not GIS for "kitten crusher". You get a nice picture of a kitten between some boobs, but also many other far less savoury pictures.
 
2012-07-06 10:14:16 AM
Has she struck again?

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2012-07-06 10:19:55 AM

BurnShrike: Mock26: I hope that whoever did this accidentally falls into a woodchipper.

What?

You recognize that it's wrong to dump an animal into a crusher, so to punish that action you want to dump an animal into a wood chipper?


no he's hoping that someone dumped this cat in there on purpose, and that they get "what's coming to them"
or he's hoping that it was an accident, and he's taking the rightous cat path (no cat actually cares enough about revenge to do it) to throw someone into a wood chipper
 
2012-07-06 10:24:11 AM

Captain Darling: Has she struck again?

[img337.imageshack.us image 636x400]


If ever a woman deserved to get kicked right in the coont, that's her right there.
 
2012-07-06 10:26:46 AM
Great, just what the world needs - more f*ckin cats!
 
2012-07-06 10:28:05 AM
I love kittens and all, but we really throw around that hero tag, don't we?
 
2012-07-06 10:32:20 AM
there is a low income-predominately Hispanic community here on the East end of Houston. My wife and I now volunteer with a dog/animal group that does a little rescuing, but mostly focusing on education on how to care for animals.

We did a walk on Wed. morning...and there are dozens of strays running the streets in the area. Of course most are or were owned, and every person denies ever owning them.

Also there are dozens of dogs changed up with no water or place to stay cool. You could say it's an cultural thing when it comes to dogs, because low income Mexicans treat them really bad. I know because as a kid, our dogs were treated different similar. I had to educate my parents on the proper care, and fixing for population control.

(I'll get this out of the way, for those that say something stupid about neutering, trust me, I'm a HUGE advocate of doing it to stupid people as well)

Anway, BARC out here is the city owned kill shelter, and came under fire for how they mi scare and poor management of the facility. Rescue groups exposed this, and the mayor cleaned house and forced changes. It's gotten a lot better.

The new big problem, is these low income people are going to free adoption events, picking up dogs and cats, and then just dumping them in their local park in East Houston.

The stray problem is really bad here in Houston. My wife and I are always helping to either vet a stray, help network online to find fosters, or foster ourselves, but it's just so bad. I recently found out rescue groups in Colorado have started taken more of our rescues, because the problem there isn't anywhere near like it is here.

I understand culling when problems are just too bad to control, but dumping like that, chaining to trees to starve to death, the maliciousness involved in that has a lot do with people having no sense of fear for getting caught, and any repercussions.

A rescue out here, she had a large lot pretty close to a really ghetto community. People have found out and started dumping dogs in her front yard...well a group of drug dealers were pissed she was feeding and trying to rescue tossed way dogs, and they tossed a trained to kill pitbull in her yard, and it killed on of her dogs.

It's bad here in the Bayou City.

/And it's Barrio Dogs, Inc. if you have a kind enough heart to donate
 
2012-07-06 10:33:31 AM

Masterstuff: One guy is actually spinning gunning down cats as humane and TNR as cruel.


Not trolling here, but if you're concerned about disease, nuisance (having lived in Israel where there is a HUGE feral cat problem, that shiat is awful to try and fall asleep to), or safety (small children and feral cats do not mix well), are there cheaper/quicker options?

Obviously, spay/neuter-return is a better option, but it's slow and doesn't really do anything for those three problems. If you're trying to raise small animals like chickens and cats are infesting your barn, or you want some goddamned peace and quiet from the shrieking at 3 in the morning, what are you to do? A 9mm slug between the eyes (or center mass - the damage will likely be fatal, and even if not, a second shot to the downed thing would end its suffering) is far quicker than drowning or crushing or any number of "for entertainment" torture/kill methods.

Again, not ideal. I'd rather they used as humane a method as possible, but I also recognize that "nuisance" animal populations (as sad as it is to have a term like that) cannot always be easily (re)moved.

// cat guy
// moving soon, getting a cat if I go 1BR
 
2012-07-06 10:34:07 AM

jafiwam: Splinshints: Rufus Lee King: Yep. My wife found two of our kitties in a dumpster where she works. Some bastard put them in a box and just dumped them. She heard a faint meowing, and pulled them out. I can't imagine the heartlessness of some people.

You know what annoys me the most, though? Most of the idiots who do things like this think they're really great people.

Try living in the country some time with inbred bumpkins who decide they have a barn/feral cat "problem". It's not uncommon for them to just slap 'em in a bag and drown them in a tub or stream, shoot them for fun, run them over with equipment. But ask them and they'll act like they're the god-fearinest, nicest people ever because they go to church and work hard.

Human beings Christians really are mostly scum that have convinced themselves they're wonderfully special creatures.

Them there X-ians wit da bible learnin know the critters were put on the earth for vittles and entertainment. It's in the bible, read up on it.


The Bible says that humans are stewards of the Earth. In other words, everything is still God's property. How would you feel if you came home from vacation and your house sitter killed your pets?

/What to say to stupid Christians
//They get pissed when you use their book against them
///If they spent more time reading their Bible and less time telling others what they think it says, they wouldn't spend so much time being asshats.
 
2012-07-06 10:35:44 AM
WTF is a binmen ? Garbage collector? Sanitation engineer?

/ Must be some East Coast thing.
 
2012-07-06 10:35:57 AM

John Napkintosh: I love kittens and all, but we really throw around that hero tag, don't we?


What? If he saved something 'bigger' it would have been more noteworthy?

A life saved is a life saved.
 
2012-07-06 10:38:22 AM

Dr Dreidel: Masterstuff: One guy is actually spinning gunning down cats as humane and TNR as cruel.

Not trolling here, but if you're concerned about disease, nuisance (having lived in Israel where there is a HUGE feral cat problem, that shiat is awful to try and fall asleep to), or safety (small children and feral cats do not mix well), are there cheaper/quicker options?

Obviously, spay/neuter-return is a better option, but it's slow and doesn't really do anything for those three problems. If you're trying to raise small animals like chickens and cats are infesting your barn, or you want some goddamned peace and quiet from the shrieking at 3 in the morning, what are you to do? A 9mm slug between the eyes (or center mass - the damage will likely be fatal, and even if not, a second shot to the downed thing would end its suffering) is far quicker than drowning or crushing or any number of "for entertainment" torture/kill methods.

Again, not ideal. I'd rather they used as humane a method as possible, but I also recognize that "nuisance" animal populations (as sad as it is to have a term like that) cannot always be easily (re)moved.

// cat guy
// moving soon, getting a cat if I go 1BR


I would suggest capture, sedate, and put to sleep. The pink stuff isn't that expensive for a small population.
 
2012-07-06 10:39:09 AM

John Napkintosh: I love kittens and all, but we really throw around that hero tag, don't we?


The day you are NOT considered a hero for saving a kitten will be a very sad day indeed.
 
2012-07-06 10:42:03 AM

Archimedes' Principal: WTF is a binmen ? Garbage collector? Sanitation engineer?

/ Must be some East Coast thing.


Yeah, the eastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
2012-07-06 10:42:56 AM

Cold_Sassy: John Napkintosh: I love kittens and all, but we really throw around that hero tag, don't we?

What? If he saved something 'bigger' it would have been more noteworthy?

A life saved is a life saved.


I know some people think "hero" should be reserved for people who put their own life in danger. They stopped a machine and found a kitten, the bin man didn't jump in and stop the machine with his shoulders like Superman.

/kitty still thinks he's a hero
 
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