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#1 Old 08-28-2009, 05:32 PM
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This just made me smile...



Tonight my dad told me about something that happened at his work.



He is the general sales manager for a company, and on their campus they have a large mill where they weld wire.



(BTW - The president of the company LOVES cats. I rescued a 5-week old kitten after her litter and mother had been killed, and my dad's boss took the cat to live in the office building, and wander around the company campus as she pleases. She is the most spoiled cat I've ever seen. Her name is Belle and if she's decided to take a nap on a chair in the board room when a meeting is scheduled? Someone gets to drag in another chair because heaven forbid anyone disturb the boss's little princess while she's asleep!)



Anyway, a VERY sick and VERY emaciated stray cat wandered over to the mill the other day. One of the welders at the plant decided he was going to take the stray, sick, soon-to-die cat and chuck her in the river.



Another welder held the guy off and came into the offices to let people know there was a stray cat at the mill... My dad heard, and knowing how much his boss likes cats, he went and let his boss know.



The president got someone to cover the (nice) welder's position and sent him to take the nearly-dead cat to the vet.



Days and days in the animal hospital, and over five thousand dollars in veterinary bills later, the company now has TWO kitties living there.







The new kitty, named Polly now, is still very skittish. But she's got a home and she'll be well-cared for, always.



YAY.



Okay, I'm going to work. I hope that made someone else smile. It totally made my night. I wish I had the money to do stuff like that... But even though I don't, it's still so nice to see someone wealthy who will spend $5,000 of his own money in a heartbeat to save a stray cat who shows up at his company's doorstep.
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#2 Old 08-28-2009, 05:38 PM
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Yay!! Nice story...thanks for sharing!
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That lovely story truly made my day, and it certainly made me smile. Thanks for sharing it.

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You're welcome, all.



It certainly made me grin. Gotta spread the love.
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Anyway, a VERY sick and VERY emaciated stray cat wandered over to the mill the other day. One of the welders at the plant decided he was going to take the stray, sick, soon-to-die cat and chuck her in the river.



It made me smile apart from this part of the story.
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this made my whole family smile!!! great story--thanks so much!
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Thanks for the uplifting story. Always good to hear a positive story when so many negative ones seem to make the MM headlines.
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five thousand dollars in veterinary bills later,



That's a lot.

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GREAT story, I wish there were more people like that boss! And fewer like the welder that wanted to chuck the kitty in the river... >.<
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That's a lot.



Not for vet bills, it isn't.
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#12 Old 09-08-2009, 10:51 AM
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Not for vet bills, it isn't.



Yep true.



Granted, it's a lot of money for ME, and I wouldn't be able to afford it...



But I'm just so glad that people who can, chose to do that.



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Awesome! Very sweet story.



I wish I had that kind of money to spend on my animals.

(I have reservations about buying a 7 dollar sweater for my brother's chihuahua mix!

Never did get the sweater.)
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Awesome story, glad there are people like that out there. Thanks for sharing!!
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That's a great story. It's nice to hear when someone cares (And you'd think the guy who was going to kill the cat would have a better sense, given the boss).



In terms of resources (for those with more limited resources), I think there's often a bind between saving individual animals and preventing suffering for the masses. I think the very best long-term thing that people with money who love dogs and cats could do is set up/donate to free or even incentive-ized spay and neuter programs.

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These stories re-affirm my faith in the fact that there are wonderful people in the world who care for not only themseleves and their species, but the lives of other species in need.



Angels come in all shapes and sizes



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Wow he must have a heart of gold to not only pay all those vet bills, but also keep on that creep who wanted to throw the cat in the river.
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Wow he must have a heart of gold to not only pay all those vet bills, but also keep on that creep who wanted to throw the cat in the river.



I'm not entirely sure he even knows about that... I dunno if Dad told him that part...



I just LOVE these kind of stories, though. Like VT said - it reaffirms my faith in people!
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Thanks for the story, Semicharmed. What company is this, anyway? Just so I know what company to support.

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Thanks for the story, Semicharmed. What company is this, anyway? Just so I know what company to support.



Unfortunately, you won't want to support the company, no matter how nice the boss is.



They manufacture wire. Much of it is purchased for use in bird feeders, small animal cages many of us have in our homes, border fencing, gabions, etc...And while the company just makes the wire, you can imagine the large dependence they have on purchasers who use it for decidedly non-veg*n things.
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#21 Old 01-05-2010, 02:36 PM
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Ah, ok. Thanks, Semicharmed.

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