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Old 07-06-06, 06:15 PM
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Kitten in a wood chipper (no pics)

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/art...pper03-ON.html

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The little orange-and-white ball of fluff is a fighter.

Any kitten that survives a tumble through the deadly maw of a wood chipper would have to be.

His meow would almost be pitiable, if he weren't so full of energy and spunk just two weeks after his rescuer and veterinarian debated whether his injuries were so severe that he couldn't be saved.


"Chipper's" head is tilted to the right, the result of a fracture to the neck that apparently didn't damage the spinal cord nerves. Both of the miracle kitten's front legs were badly mangled and broken, but he gets around, if a little awkwardly. His right eye now appears to be functioning, even if it is damaged.

And just recently having gone to solid foods, he wolfs down his meals, a positive sign.

"I think his food bill is going to be more than his surgery bill," said Dr. Salvatore Zeitlin, who operated on Chipper three times after the kitten was taken to his South Dixie Animal Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. "He just gets stronger and better with time."

Maury Swee of Boca Raton, Fla., who runs a no-kill shelter, the 10th Life Sanctuary, says he got a call from an anonymous woman on the morning of June 20. The woman said a kitten had been asleep in a wood chipper that was turned on by workers. Would Swee help?

Swee says he met her at a gas station, and rushed the bloody kitten to the animal hospital.

"This little kitten has pretty much used up his nine lives," said Swee, who along with his staff and volunteers cares for more than 700 cats, most of them unsuitable for adoption, at his sanctuary.

When held, Chipper purrs away happily. Both Swee and Zeitlin said the kitten would make a good pet for someone who wanted to adopt, knowing he may have mobility and other health issues.

"What's unique about this guy is he kept fighting," Zeitlin said.

Chipper may have been feral, or the victim of an accident or cruelty, Swee suspects. Either way, he has become a darling at the clinic. He needs one more surgery, a cosmetic one, to repair skin damage on top of his head, where there is a big, dark scab.

Zeitlin donates some of his services to 10th Life Sanctuary, but the cost for taking care of Chipper already has run into several thousand dollars.

In a few weeks, when Chipper has had his fourth surgery and is stronger, he will leave the clinic.

"Then we have to find a special home for him," Swee said.
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this thread should have some interesting replies
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If ever I needed to dispose of a body.. a wood chipper over the edge of a cliff and into the ocean would be the way I'd do it.
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If ever I needed to dispose of a body.. a wood chipper over the edge of a cliff and into the ocean would be the way I'd do it.
Now we know what happened to Jimmy Hoffa
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Definitely wouldn't have wanted to see the pics.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
Definitely wouldn't have wanted to see the pics.
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Old 07-06-06, 06:53 PM
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Actually, fellow did that with his wife. He froze her in chunks first, so that she shredded well, and chipped her into a river.

He was convicted anyway.
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Cool story! Yay cat!
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great.. now you gave dave an idea
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great.. now you gave dave an idea
he better not, dogs ok. cats off limits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Its a sad world when even a kitten is tougher than Steve Buscemi
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Actually, fellow did that with his wife. He froze her in chunks first, so that she shredded well, and chipped her into a river.

He was convicted anyway.
Just looked it up and it's an interesting read. Tho people already figure he was the one to do it, they forced the hand of police investigators to go beyond looking at this as a missing persons case.

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notoriou...der/index.html

This of course, I would never do. Dumbass should have known receipts and such could lead back to him.
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Can't they call animals NORMAL goddamn names. Just because they go through a traumatic event, doesn't mean the poor animal has to be stigmatized by it for life.

What if a baby girl is thrown in the trash. I guess we should call her Trashelle? Or if a baby boy is beaten within an inch of his life with a baseball bat, we should call him Babe? And if a dog almost burns up in a house fire, we now should call him Smoke? Oh wait, how about Crispy.

I mean really. White trash nomenclature needs to stop at the EXIT sign of the trailer park.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
Definitely wouldn't have wanted to see the pics.
i saw the video, the kitten is ok, just a bit crooked since he broke a bunch of bones.
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the kitten is ok


Glad to hear that!

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I hope they find the demons who did this and put them into wood chippers.
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Well they did say the cat might have fallen asleep in the wood chipper, so let's not jump to conclusions and say it was intentional.
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hell.. the cat may have jumped into the chipper.
they arent very bright
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hell.. the cat may have jumped into the chipper.
they arent very bright
yeah okay...
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well thats my story.. and Im sticking to it!
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I can see my cat somehow making his way into a wood chipper.
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especially if he pees on the carpet again
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The guy who chipped his wife's body to try to dispose of the evidence was apparently at least partially inspired by another local incident (Danbury, CT area) about a year earlier where this freak put a live, conscious German Shepherd dog through a wood chipper.
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Originally Posted by foggy
The guy who chipped his wife's body to try to dispose of the evidence was apparently at least partially inspired by another local incident (Danbury, CT area) about a year earlier where this freak put a live, conscious German Shepherd dog through a wood chipper.
or he had seen fargo.. or bones
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I know of an incident where a cat was sleeping inside the engine compartment of a truck, and it was started. The cat looked like it went through WWIII, but a few weeks later it was back and fine. Didn't go near the truck again though... They are very resilient animals. But they aren't the smartest. (though I am sure there are those who would argue this point.)

Hey, is it just me, or did anyone else think of that promo for the Dead Zone they were running a while ago?
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