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Maryland Rescuers Find a Kitten and Look for Justice
December 29, 2001 8:48 AM   Subscribe

Maryland Rescuers Find a Kitten and Look for Justice "In an act of cruelty that recalls last year's road-rage death of a California pooch named Leo, a driver in Poolesville dropped a 10-week-old kitten into the middle of busy Route 107 on Christmas and then took off. Somehow, the animal was not hit by traffic. But in its fright, it darted toward the curb and into a storm drain. And there it likely would have died if not for the lengthy effort of several do-gooders -- one of whom crawled 30 feet through a storm pipe to grab the two-pound bundle of fur. That's an unquestionably happy ending. For chief rescuer Ellie Truman[e], though, the ending won't be complete until the man who abandoned the kitten so egregiously is identified and charged." (Even the Washington Post loves kitten stories!)
posted by Carol Anne (7 comments total)

 
er, uh, Tru[e]man?
posted by y2karl at 9:09 AM on December 29, 2001


Hubris! Patting myself on the back for finding the correct spelling of the kitten-rescuer's name (and a photo of her), I blew the edit. Of course.
posted by Carol Anne at 11:03 AM on December 29, 2001


"Truman never pulled the kitten out of her coat until they were safely in her car. She was shocked by how little and young the abandoned bundle was."

Someone much "wiser" than myself once told me that Of course, babies of just about all species are cute; this is a survival trait since it keeps [most] people from killing them. Now, in case you didn't know, a kitten (or a baby person for that matter) can be a real handful to take care of, and can get into an amazing amount of trouble in an amazingly short time. Seriously, would anyone have cared to rescue an adult warthog, for example?
posted by ilsa at 4:52 PM on December 29, 2001


Warthogs do lack cuteness! "Even though newborn babies may not match the idealized expectations of their parents, some features do make them attractive‑-round faces, chubby cheeks, large foreheads, and big eyes."
posted by Carol Anne at 5:21 PM on December 29, 2001


Somehow, I don't see anyone, holding an adult warthog by the scruff of the neck, sticking their arm out of a pickup window very soon.
posted by y2karl at 6:13 PM on December 29, 2001


Somehow, I don't see anyone, holding an adult warthog by the scruff of the neck, sticking their arm out of a pickup window very soon.

Bold prediction, Nostradamus. ;)
posted by rodii at 6:33 PM on December 29, 2001


rodii:... you.... will... grow... older...
posted by y2karl at 9:43 PM on December 29, 2001


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