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2013-01-25 03:53:47 AM  
This is a story after my own heart. Our kitty, Tilly, was born with radial agenesis too. She was part of our family for 10 years, and just like Harvey, she wasn't aware that she was disabled. She could climb the stairs in our apartment faster than I could.
 
2013-01-25 05:12:34 AM  
You guys know cancer still isn't cured yet right?


I just don't want the cat to get cancer later.
 
2013-01-25 05:13:34 AM  
u have CANCER!

www.youthink.com
 
2013-01-25 05:17:57 AM  
There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.
 
2013-01-25 05:20:47 AM  
I don't usually click on the 'dusty' stories but I did....hometown represent!

Nice story.
 
2013-01-25 05:24:16 AM  
....YAY for the cat.

/screw people they always fark shiate up
//I detest mankind in general, I'm a equal opportunity hater of everyone.
 
2013-01-25 05:31:08 AM  

Team Nemesis: ....YAY for the cat.

/screw people they always fark shiate up
//I detest mankind in general, I'm a equal opportunity hater of everyone.


Its...a CAT. that is five thousand dollars people will NOT be donating to things that actually HELP the world.
 
2013-01-25 05:34:04 AM  
I know some people who can help...
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-25 05:34:13 AM  
For all the bad things that people do just remember this moment... when people were awesome.
 
2013-01-25 05:45:27 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.


To be fair, humans have people like you representing them. Cats at least, are occasionally likable.
 
2013-01-25 05:45:51 AM  
Can we stop with the "dusty" meme? It's overused and it doesn't evoke any kind of emotional reaction and instead sounds manipulative and conniving.

If an article is sad, just use the sad tag. Stop pretending that you're too man enough to admit it's sad.
 
2013-01-25 05:48:44 AM  
um, awwwwwwwww.

ok, got that out of my system.
ready to be productive now.
 
2013-01-25 05:49:05 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.


People also waste money on guns and SUVs...
 
2013-01-25 05:52:08 AM  
*sigh* This is tiresome. The techniques used to help this cat may be used to improve techniques used to help humans who have been born missing bones or who have lost them due to disease or injury. Furthermore, if the people who gave their money to help the cat got satisfaction from their gifts, it's not a waste to them, and it's not for any of us to tell them whether their expenditures of their own money are valid or invalid. Bla bla farking bla.
 
2013-01-25 05:56:52 AM  
I heard this cat was a shoe-pooper and a petophile.

They've probably paid to fix another Hitler!
 
2013-01-25 06:00:49 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.


That's why I am all for a system of universal healthcare that....

Oh, I'm an evil socialist?

i21.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-25 06:08:43 AM  
The cat appears to be doing fine. Why put it through the pain of an experiment?
 
2013-01-25 06:15:02 AM  
At the local animal shelter we found a kitten with both hind legs broken. Her bones were shattered and ultimately had to be amputated. We built her a little cart while she was recovering so she could get around.

A month later she was released back to us and got her strapped to the cart, but would have nothing to do with it. Instead she would lift her body up with her front paws and walk around that way. So in the office there was a cat doing hand stands, chasing cat toys and lasers.

/csb
//kitty was later adopted by a staff member.
 
2013-01-25 06:15:42 AM  

david_gaithersburg: The cat appears to be doing fine. Why put it through the pain of an experiment?


They aren't experimenting on him. The surgery is to prevent future problems with his spine, amongst other things.
 
2013-01-25 06:16:30 AM  

flamingboar: At the local animal shelter we found a kitten with both hind legs broken. Her bones were shattered and ultimately had to be amputated. We built her a little cart while she was recovering so she could get around.

A month later she was released back to us and got her strapped to the cart, but would have nothing to do with it. Instead she would lift her body up with her front paws and walk around that way. So in the office there was a cat doing hand stands, chasing cat toys and lasers.

/csb
//kitty was later adopted by a staff member.


That's awesome.
 
2013-01-25 06:17:06 AM  

cpubus: You guys know cancer still isn't cured yet right?


Priorities please: like $100,000 in governent stimulus money for socially conscious puppet shows at the Heart of the Beast theater in Minnesota
 
2013-01-25 06:18:36 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.



But what if that cat was actually an emisssary from the planet Volkaton and our very existence depended on whether or not we were a species worthy of a compassionate galactic brotherhood or just a rock in the path of a hyperspace trade route?

Never thought of that, did you? Less time on Fark and more time looking for a recipient of one of your life-saving kidneys, you greedy selfish bastard.
 
2013-01-25 06:28:11 AM  
Now why would they go and ruin a perfectly good bedwarmer / pillow by putting bones in it?
 
2013-01-25 06:41:43 AM  
I KNEW my likes were doing something!

/ 1 like = 1 prayer
// 1 share = 100 prayers
 
2013-01-25 06:43:41 AM  
www.hrwiki.org
 
2013-01-25 06:45:35 AM  
Wait a minute...

You mean some folks on FB actually donated real money for a cause and didn't just post one of those stupid "post this crappy photo in support of xxxx cause"?

Why, i'm shocked, shocked I tell you.
 
2013-01-25 06:54:54 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: Wait a minute...

You mean some folks on FB actually donated real money for a cause and didn't just post one of those stupid "post this crappy photo in support of xxxx cause"?

Why, i'm shocked, shocked I tell you.


some guy in my email last night was trying to send me $638.72. Why google filters this shiat is beyond me. free money. take it or leave it
 
2013-01-25 07:13:46 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: Wait a minute...

You mean some folks on FB actually donated real money for a cause and didn't just post one of those stupid "post this crappy photo in support of xxxx cause"?

Why, i'm shocked, shocked I tell you.


Usually, they just ask people to pray the bad stuff away. Too bad God is way to busy helping his favorite sports teams win and appearing on toast to read Facebook
 
2013-01-25 07:22:39 AM  
Hip bone's connected to the... Whoa. That's weird.
 
2013-01-25 07:26:16 AM  
Dusty is supposed to be for tear-jerkers...this is just a feel good article...the exact OPPOSITE of when dusty should be used.

/unless subby meant that it was tragic 5,000 was spent on a cat, rather than a non-evil animal, like dogs, which are awesome
 
2013-01-25 07:30:01 AM  
grumpyelder.com

My cat may as well have no leg bones the way the farker lays in one spot all day.
/Image: *in french accent* That ez NOT my cat
 
2013-01-25 07:42:50 AM  
Boy, that certainly is a good use of money.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:51 AM  
marksun.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-25 07:44:29 AM  
I fostered a cat with radial agenesis on the right side. He came it at 8 weeks old with a nasty case of pneumonia to boot. He had no clue he was different from the other cats, the other cats didn't care he had a gimpy leg.

He was adopted out pretty quickly to a good home. Had he been born with bilateral radial agenesis, the shelter I pulled him from probably would have euthed him. I have a feeling the only reason he didn't get euthed was that the one shelter worker knew we were coming to pull kittens and 'hid' him in the litter I pulled. We were told it was a litter of 5, but somehow I got 6 cats.
 
2013-01-25 07:48:50 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.


If I want to spend my money on pussy that's my business.
 
2013-01-25 07:53:30 AM  
FTFA: "A friend of the branch spotted him Gumtree,"

OK then, that must explain it. I'm going back to bed now.
 
2013-01-25 07:57:07 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: flamingboar: At the local animal shelter we found a kitten with both hind legs broken. Her bones were shattered and ultimately had to be amputated. We built her a little cart while she was recovering so she could get around.

A month later she was released back to us and got her strapped to the cart, but would have nothing to do with it. Instead she would lift her body up with her front paws and walk around that way. So in the office there was a cat doing hand stands, chasing cat toys and lasers.

/csb
//kitty was later adopted by a staff member.

That's awesome.


You think a cat getting its legs chopped off is awesome? Here I thought I was cold...
 
2013-01-25 08:01:44 AM  
$$$$$$$ to do surgery on this cat but how many thousands of others (that are perfectly healthy) are put down every day.
Money wasted IMO.
 
2013-01-25 08:05:33 AM  
What a complete waste of money that could have been spent on something much more worthy.
 
2013-01-25 08:07:11 AM  
People really need to get a grip on reality. A cat is not a person. An unborn fetus is a person.
 
2013-01-25 08:12:13 AM  

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: $$$$$$$ to do surgery on this cat but how many thousands of others (that are perfectly healthy) are put down every day.
Money wasted IMO.


This.
 
2013-01-25 08:17:30 AM  
I'm headed straight to hell - I laughed at the video.

It reminded me of what I'm like when I sleep on my arms and wake up with no feeling below my shoulder.

/Where is my handbasket?
 
2013-01-25 08:33:39 AM  
A world of humans in pain and hipster douches saving cats. WE
 
2013-01-25 08:39:25 AM  

randomjsa: For all the bad things that people do just remember this moment... when people were awesome.


i would, but i am forced to think about how many dasterdly and bastardly things happened at the same time as that one good thing... there is no god, lets burn this farking world down... except for the animals, there cool
 
2013-01-25 08:41:55 AM  
I'd like to know why so many douchebags show up at these threads to tell us how horribly unworthy cats are of love and medical care. Maybe if you weren't such insensitive pusbags, people would like you too...
 
2013-01-25 08:57:09 AM  

Knobbs: [www.hrwiki.org image 150x136]


Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-25 08:59:30 AM  
I love animals, but what a complete waste of money.
 
2013-01-25 09:03:00 AM  
The operation was a complete success! He's beaten up three toddlers this morning!
i1151.photobucket.com
Six Million Dollar Kitty will now destroy all humans!
 
2013-01-25 09:04:28 AM  
Apparently that girl didn't get 500,00 likes on facebook to survive.
 
2013-01-25 09:09:40 AM  

dopekitty74: I'd like to know why so many douchebags show up at these threads to tell us how horribly unworthy cats are of love and medical care. Maybe if you weren't such insensitive pusbags, people would like you too...


I love cats and dogs. They are a part of my family but they are not children. I don't mean to be insensitive. Quite the opposite. These seem like good people. I feel some responsibility to warn them that they are delusional.
 
2013-01-25 09:12:53 AM  

I sound fat: Its...a CAT. that is five thousand dollars people will NOT be donating to things that actually HELP the world.


LeglessDog: What a complete waste of money that could have been spent on something much more worthy.


Do you think that money just disappears? Most vets aren't living the Romney life with millions wasting in off short tax shelters. That money will go back into the economy and be just as useful as any other money. People spend money on all kinds of useless things that could potentially be put to better use. Do you sit in front of a Best Buy and berate everyone that walks out with a big screen TV?
 
2013-01-25 09:23:15 AM  

ReapTheChaos: There are actual humans out there in need of life saving medical care and people waste money on a farking cat. Unfarking believable.


-1
 
2013-01-25 09:25:30 AM  

badhatharry: dopekitty74: I'd like to know why so many douchebags show up at these threads to tell us how horribly unworthy cats are of love and medical care. Maybe if you weren't such insensitive pusbags, people would like you too...

I love cats and dogs. They are a part of my family but they are not children. I don't mean to be insensitive. Quite the opposite. These seem like good people. I feel some responsibility to warn them that they are delusional.


This.
 
2013-01-25 09:26:46 AM  

flamingboar: At the local animal shelter we found a kitten with both hind legs broken. Her bones were shattered and ultimately had to be amputated. We built her a little cart while she was recovering so she could get around.

A month later she was released back to us and got her strapped to the cart, but would have nothing to do with it. Instead she would lift her body up with her front paws and walk around that way. So in the office there was a cat doing hand stands, chasing cat toys and lasers.

/csb
//kitty was later adopted by a staff member.


Isn't it remarkable that animals never fee sorry for themselves, or say "I can't." ?
 
2013-01-25 09:27:51 AM  

hasty ambush: cpubus: You guys know cancer still isn't cured yet right?

Priorities please: like $100,000 in governent stimulus money for socially conscious puppet shows at the Heart of the Beast theater in Minnesota


Didn't that place use to be an old porno theater?
 
2013-01-25 09:54:04 AM  
at least this is better than that GOD AWFUL give joe the bird crap.
 
2013-01-25 09:54:06 AM  
Got through about 7 seconds of video before my allergies started acting up.

/bleeding heart for kitties
 
2013-01-25 09:55:53 AM  
Not one of you mentions the reporter? Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2013-01-25 10:19:25 AM  
It's getting hard to find boneless kitten in the supermarkets these days.
 
2013-01-25 10:19:35 AM  
Prepare for a dust storm? More like a cat dander storm.

dnrtfa
(c)ould (n)ot (g)ive (l)ess (o)f (a) fark cngloaf
loaf
 
2013-01-25 10:26:17 AM  
In my experience, taking extraordinary measures to treat animals is most often done for the benefit of over-anthropomorphizing humans who think they're doing good, and more often than not results in extraordinary suffering on the part of the animal.

Go ahead, call me whatever names you want, but most of the time, ending the suffering is the most humane thing you can do for an animal.
 
2013-01-25 10:42:29 AM  
They should name the cat "Floppy".
 
2013-01-25 10:46:19 AM  
 
2013-01-25 11:07:08 AM  

udhq: In my experience, taking extraordinary measures to treat animals is most often done for the benefit of over-anthropomorphizing humans who think they're doing good, and more often than not results in extraordinary suffering on the part of the animal.

Go ahead, call me whatever names you want, but most of the time, ending the suffering is the most humane thing you can do for an animal.


This cat didn't exactly look like he's suffering.
 
2013-01-25 11:16:16 AM  
Lame use of money. Every single person here who thinks this is good idea has forever given up their right to complain about not enough money for the homeless, medical research, assisting the poor in other countries, or tight budgets in the schools.

Anything beyond $30 for the vet to put the cat down is complete lunacy. A replacement cat is free.
 
2013-01-25 11:26:15 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: udhq: In my experience, taking extraordinary measures to treat animals is most often done for the benefit of over-anthropomorphizing humans who think they're doing good, and more often than not results in extraordinary suffering on the part of the animal.

Go ahead, call me whatever names you want, but most of the time, ending the suffering is the most humane thing you can do for an animal.

This cat didn't exactly look like he's suffering.


The article cites "several months of recovery", as well as the possibility of "other health issues later in life".

Plus, as anybody with any kind of an implant knows, there are always a lot of risks for injury and illness associated with adding a foreign object into the body. That, along with the unique stresses of veterinary surgery, as well as the inability for the animal to adapt behaviorally to changes in it's condition, raise the possibility for a significantly shortened lifespan and diminished quality of life.

I'm not necessarily saying the cat should have been euthanized, but unfortunately, in situations like this, decisions tend to be made emotionally, with an unhealthy emphasis put on the animal's cuteness.
 
2013-01-25 11:32:08 AM  

fickenchucker: Lame use of money. Every single person here who thinks this is good idea has forever given up their right to complain about not enough money for the homeless, medical research, assisting the poor in other countries, or tight budgets in the schools.

Anything beyond $30 for the vet to put the cat down is complete lunacy. A replacement cat is free.


Wouldn't that then be true of anyone who spends money on anything that's "unnecessary"?
 
2013-01-25 11:34:01 AM  
Picture of the cat in question:
i216.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-25 11:50:41 AM  
This is another example of mistaken priorities - a recurring theme among many aspects of modern first-world society, given the continuing breakdown of the nuclear family as main socializing agent. As separatist, tribal instincts are replaced with more socialized, loosely-held considerations, shallow, easily-observed melodramatic and overemotional actions are accorded a higher value than they would have been even a single generation ago. This is mainly due to a decrease in the value of what a modern individual can invent for themselves, as specialization increases and generalized knowledge becomes more and more ingrained - and taken for granted - in the modern collective psyche.

This lack of substantial, original thinking results in the appearance of its simulation, which is defined as the seemingly original action taken for the singular reason of covering up the fact that the originial thought process has ceased to exist. Analogously, paper money "stands for" gold deposited in Fort Knox (even this concept is no longer true, spawning a third-order simulation), but is not real. Similarly, any concern for the cat in question is only extant due to the "savior's" desire for others to observe their action on behalf of the animal, which is an emotional/demonstrative simulation matrix of a classically approval-seeking nature.

Authorities are divided on whether the issue is society-based (shared as a values/mores gestalt) or "collectively individual", which would be the result of an across-the-board dereliction of duty on the part of an entire generation of parents. It should be noted that this "dampened socialization" theory is gaining adherents as several large-scale studies begun in the late 1970's have begun to demonstrate statistical equivalence to game-theoretical predictions made at that time.
 
2013-01-25 11:51:43 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: Lame use of money. Every single person here who thinks this is good idea has forever given up their right to complain about not enough money for the homeless, medical research, assisting the poor in other countries, or tight budgets in the schools.

Anything beyond $30 for the vet to put the cat down is complete lunacy. A replacement cat is free.

Wouldn't that then be true of anyone who spends money on anything that's "unnecessary"?


Show me the replacement car, trip to Hawaii, or TV that is free and really, really good.

I can show you free cats in every animal shelter in the country.
 
2013-01-25 12:00:29 PM  

fickenchucker: BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: Lame use of money. Every single person here who thinks this is good idea has forever given up their right to complain about not enough money for the homeless, medical research, assisting the poor in other countries, or tight budgets in the schools.

Anything beyond $30 for the vet to put the cat down is complete lunacy. A replacement cat is free.

Wouldn't that then be true of anyone who spends money on anything that's "unnecessary"?

Show me the replacement car, trip to Hawaii, or TV that is free and really, really good.

I can show you free cats in every animal shelter in the country.


You don't see a difference between living creatures and inanimate objects? I don't see how trying to give a better life to a living thing is ever a waste.
 
2013-01-25 12:16:53 PM  
themorningspew.com

I'd suggest a radical catectomy.
 
2013-01-25 12:17:31 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: Lame use of money. Every single person here who thinks this is good idea has forever given up their right to complain about not enough money for the homeless, medical research, assisting the poor in other countries, or tight budgets in the schools.

Anything beyond $30 for the vet to put the cat down is complete lunacy. A replacement cat is free.

Wouldn't that then be true of anyone who spends money on anything that's "unnecessary"?

Show me the replacement car, trip to Hawaii, or TV that is free and really, really good.

I can show you free cats in every animal shelter in the country.

You don't see a difference between living creatures and inanimate objects? I don't see how trying to give a better life to a living thing is ever a waste.


Animals are inherently inferior to humans. If you want to help a living creature donate to St. Jude's or any number of human-based charities.
 
2013-01-25 12:23:52 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Whatevs how about NO back legs

http://anakintwoleggedcat.blogspot.com/
 
2013-01-25 12:32:35 PM  
Sorry for the misuse of the Dusty meme. I saw this story and it made me sad and then ultimately happy. It was also 3am. And for all you people biatching about spending money to help this cat, I was under the impression that people could do whatever the fark they wanted to do with their money. In fact, if I were to come into a larger sum of money, I think I would burn some of it, just to piss you off.

/going back to bed
//i sleep on a large pile of money
 
2013-01-25 12:40:14 PM  
Man, I love cats... but is this really necessary? I don't want to sound cruel, but one cat is as cute/friendly/loving as any other. Now when you get attached to your pet, I can see spending money to save its life. Because you guys are pals, right? But this cat was BORN this way. Euthanize it and before you develop a relationship, and work it out with another cat...

I think... It is a cute cat though.
 
2013-01-25 12:45:44 PM  

fickenchucker: Animals are inherently inferior to humans.


Are you so sure about that? We're farking up the earth, and we make sport of killing each other. We have greater intelligence(which wasn't earned aside from chance), but I don't see that as a species, we're using it wisely. If aliens landed, are you so sure you'd be proud to be of this race?
 
2013-01-25 12:59:09 PM  

Cold_Sassy: flamingboar: At the local animal shelter we found a kitten with both hind legs broken. Her bones were shattered and ultimately had to be amputated. We built her a little cart while she was recovering so she could get around.

A month later she was released back to us and got her strapped to the cart, but would have nothing to do with it. Instead she would lift her body up with her front paws and walk around that way. So in the office there was a cat doing hand stands, chasing cat toys and lasers.

/csb
//kitty was later adopted by a staff member.

Isn't it remarkable that animals never fee sorry for themselves, or say "I can't." ?


Huh? Sure they do. Animals refuse to eat all the time. That is animal for 'I can no longer handle this, i have chosen to die'
 
2013-01-25 01:43:14 PM  
Of course it's the white cat that gets special attention.
 
2013-01-25 02:06:39 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: Animals are inherently inferior to humans.

Are you so sure about that? We're farking up the earth, and we make sport of killing each other. We have greater intelligence(which wasn't earned aside from chance), but I don't see that as a species, we're using it wisely. If aliens landed, are you so sure you'd be proud to be of this race?


That is the most farking retarded outlook I have ever heard. Every species of animal does crazy shiat that farks up their environment, kills their compatriots, and uses up the resources.

Aside from the obvious example of a newly-dominant male lion killing every cub in the pack, deer will friggin' breed until they're stacked like cordwood and drooling out their stupid rotting-sponge-brain mouths.

Time and time again there are massive corrections to herds, flocks, and schools of animals because they abuse their environments.
 
2013-01-25 02:18:55 PM  

fickenchucker: BraveNewCheneyWorld: fickenchucker: Animals are inherently inferior to humans.

Are you so sure about that? We're farking up the earth, and we make sport of killing each other. We have greater intelligence(which wasn't earned aside from chance), but I don't see that as a species, we're using it wisely. If aliens landed, are you so sure you'd be proud to be of this race?

That is the most farking retarded outlook I have ever heard. Every species of animal does crazy shiat that farks up their environment, kills their compatriots, and uses up the resources.

Aside from the obvious example of a newly-dominant male lion killing every cub in the pack, deer will friggin' breed until they're stacked like cordwood and drooling out their stupid rotting-sponge-brain mouths.

Time and time again there are massive corrections to herds, flocks, and schools of animals because they abuse their environments.


Good point. A healthy feral cat in the wild would do nothing but rape and murder all day.
 
2013-01-25 02:24:16 PM  

fickenchucker: That is the most farking retarded outlook I have ever heard. Every species of animal does crazy shiat that farks up their environment, kills their compatriots, and uses up the resources.


Because we do it better, and with a wider range of motivations, doesn't make us superior.
 
2013-01-25 02:29:11 PM  
 
2013-01-25 02:52:02 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Vince the pince


see the previous post link here
Yes, that is Mike "Bubbles" Smith's real cat.
The video I posted before was written as a character development piece for Bubbles. Kind of give a lot of insight, and changed the way I look at TPB

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
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