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Nov. 22nd, 2011 10:22 am
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy at post
Via Citykitties (emphasis mine):

A good samaritan found this cat today in a gutter by Clark Park, half dead. He is now at the Cat Doctor with a body temperature of 90 (normal is 102) and blood PCV of 8. The Cat Doctor housecat, Diamond, is currently donating blood to save his life. During the exam, the vet found that this cat has a microchip. When called, his "owners" reported that he was acting sick, so they put him outside. If this makes you as angry as it makes us, please channel your anger in one of two ways: visit our website at www.citykitties.org and make a donation to help us pay for his care, or share this post and encourage others to do so.




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BAKER, Calif. - An artist who chained his legs together so that he could accurately render a picture of his legs wrapped in chains hopped 12 hours through the desert after realizing he lost the key and couldn't unlock the restraints, authorities said.

Trevor Corneliusien, 26, wrapped and locked a chain around his bare ankles Tuesday while camping in an abandoned mine shaft about 5 miles north of Baker, San Bernardino County sherifffs Deputy Ryan Ford said.

Corneliusien often sketches inside mines in the Southwest.

When he finished his chain drawing, he realized he had lost the key to his shackles and would have to seek help in Baker, the deputy said Wednesday.

It took him over 12 hours because he had to hop through boulders and sand, Ford said. He did put on his shoes before hopping.

Corneliusien finally made it to a gas station on the edge of Baker. He called the sheriffs department, which sent paramedics and deputies with bolt cutters.

Corneliusiens legs were bruised, but he was otherwise in good health, Ford said. The artist did not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment.

And the drawing?

He brought it down with him, Ford said. It was a pretty good depiction of how a chain would look wrapped around your legs.

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FORT SUMNER, N.M. - A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature ran back to the manfs house and set it on fire.

Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.

I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house,Mares said from a motel room Saturday.


Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house.

No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.

Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.

I've seen numerous house fires, village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, but nothing as unique as this one.

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