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Cat rescued after 3 frigid days in Ohio drainpipe

Fortunate feline

Cat rescued after 3 days in Ohio drainpipe

The Courier newspaper reports a resident in Findlay heard a cat's cries Wednesday. The orange male initially refused lures of tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed. When cut from the pipe Friday, the cat was muddy, emaciated and hypothermic. Named Piper, it is being treated for a broken leg. A number of people have volunteered to adopt Piper. One vet said: "If they truly have nine lives, he probably has three left."

Feeling demonized

Statue of Satan for Oklahoma Capitol?

A religious group believes it could "complement and contrast" a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma City with a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan "celebrating the scapegoats, marginalized and demonized minority," Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said. After the 6-foot-tall Ten Commandments' placement in 2012, inscriptions had to be redone to fix misspellings like "sabbeth" for "Sabbath." The ACLU has sued to have the stone removed.

Compiled from wire services

Cat rescued after 3 frigid days in Ohio drainpipe 01/13/14 [Last modified: Monday, January 13, 2014 8:00pm]
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