Saturday, December 18, 2010

Purrs needed for our friends

Mom and Dad support a feral rescue group in town called Midlands Kittens. Well Midlands Kittens had quite an adventure today. They were at an adoption day and it was wrapping up and they had loaded the remaining four kittens into the van when a guy stole the van! Here's the account of what happened:

To make it short Stormy's car was stolen right in front of me and I followed the guy to a house. When he got out of the car to open the gate I blocked him in with my car (I was on the phone with 911, the cops were on the way). The guy used Stormy's Dodge Caravan to push my measly Nissan Pulsar easily out of the way - scraping the side and breaking off the side mirror. I tried following him but he was flooring it. The cops caught up to him on Bluff Road going 110. He flipped her car 3 times...with 4 kittens INSIDE. One kitten got out of her carrier and ran into the woods, but we recovered the other 3. They will be checked out by the vet tomorrow I hope. They seem to be fine. We will be searching the woods tomorrow for Jeroma, we thought she was a he and named him Jerome. It turns out the guys that stole Stormy's car was a 60-some-odd-year-old CRACK HEAD!!! The cop asked me if I wanted to press charges for ATTEMPTED MURDER...I said HELL YES!!!! I could definitely be a cop!!!

Please purr that they are able to find Jeroma. It is wet and cold here tonight -- colder than it normally is in Columbia.

[Update: I was typing this late and it read right at the time, but just to clarify -- Mom and Dad weren't actually there, but their friend was. She was the one who chased the guy down. Dangerous, but glad the guy was caught.]

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In happier news, Mom and Dad finished helping us pick out all the Secret Paws stuff and it'll be going out in the mail on Monday. Dad brought in a huge arm full of stuff from their shopping trip, including the bag of Secret Paws stuff and set it all down. Well it didn't take half a second before Maggie had her head buried in the bag -- so I'm going to say Mom and Dad did OK shopping. On a scarier note, it was puppy adoption day and Mom almost brought home a puppy. I don't know what she was thinking. I think puppies put off some kind of drug hormone that makes people crazy.

31 comments:

Max said...

Oh man, doood, I got my paws crossed hard for Jeroma. She must be wicked scared :(

And I hope the cop out ben gay on the nads of the idiot that did this. I understand that'll bring a grown man to his knees until he cries like a baby. What a twad.

ML said...

So glad you's gotted tha three kittens, hope you get tha fourth one, too.
So glad your's beans was there... I's posted this on top of the Cat Blogosphere. Way to go!
Love & Purrs,
KC

Sweet Praline said...

We just heard about the kittens on the nightly news. I hope they find the fourth kitten!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a horrible thing to happen! We're glad the 3 kittens are okay and hope the 4th will be found quickly. Oh, dear, just read the last half of Max's comment and have to laugh.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

How awful! I am purring hard that Jeroma is found safe and sound. Definitely the maximum charges should be pressed against this human. Crackheads need to be taken off the streets - my human has known a few and the only places they belong are in jail or rehab. They should not be on the streets.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! What a scary thing! Purrs.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom sez crackheads belong UNDER da jail. We sure hope dey can find poor Jeroma she must be furry scared.

Karen Jo said...

I really hope that Jeroma is found soon. She must be terrified. I hope that the other three check out OK at the vet. I am glad that the cops caught the crackhead and I hope the judge throws the book at him. What a total jerk!

Puppies do seem to be able to do weird things to people. I am glad that your Mom came to her senses.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Be sure to take some dry food in a coffee type can so you can shake it so the kitty can hear and/or smell. Also take a carrier and put some smelly cat food in it. The kitten might be too scared to come up to you but may go in the carrier.

We wish you luck finding the kitten.

Purrz

Kea said...

OMC! This is awful! We're glad 3 of the kittens are okay and are purring hard that poor little Jeroma will be found.

We hope the charges against this person stick and he gets jail/rehab time.

Parker said...

Poor kittens! I sure hope they find that little baby!
what an awful thing to have happen!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank goodness you saw what happened and were able to follow the crack head. Those poor kittens - we hope you manage to catch the last one today.
Thank you so much.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Daisy said...

Oh no, I hope the 4th bebbeh is found soon! We'll purr for her!

The Island Cats said...

Oh that musta been scary!! We hope Jeroma is found quickly and that nasty man is sent to jail!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WOW!!!! That IS a scary story!!
We are purring really hard for Jeroma too.
We're glad that bad man was caught too!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

WOWIE!!!! What a scary story!!! We hope Jeroma is found, too!! Your Dad is a Hero!!
((((HUGSSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring thay little Jeroma is found safe and well. We are glad the other three are okay. We hope that crack head gets the maximum sentence possible.

Katnip Lounge said...

OMC! We are happy your people are safe! We're purring HARD for little Jeroma to be found.

Mommy agrees with Sparkle, jail or rehab. Um, she has another option, but it's not fit to print...

ABBY said...

we are so sorry that some awful person took the van with those 4 precious babies. We will pray that Jeroma will be found. We are glad that no one was seriously hurt.

Purrs
Xoxox

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness!!!! We sure hope that you guys find Jeroma!!!! That was awful that a 60 year old crack head stole the van! Wow!

Luf, Us and Maw

Angus Mhor said...

Gollie! That is amazin'! I sure hope wee Jeroma is found safely. And so glad the bad guy was caught and all the people are safe!

Kat's Kats said...

Oh great Bast!!! We're so glad that three of the kittens are okay and are sending purrs & prayers that Jeroma is found soon!!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

catsynth said...

Oh no, that must have been terrifying on so many levels - the kittens, the confrontation with the van, and the man himself who did this. We hope Jeroma is found soon and that the other kittens are safe and doing well.

momsbusy said...

we are with max! that guy deserves nothing less than that plus jail time! purrs and purrayers for the kittens. extra for little lost jeroma.

kazoku neko

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

Purrs and prayers for little Jeroma, the rest of the kittens, and the foolish but brave person(I woulda done the same thing).

I agree with Max--but then hang him by them!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

How awful!!
Those aging hippies are dangerous!
We are purring hard that Jeroma is found, unharmed and well.
Please update when you find out!!!!

ML said...

Well, cheers to whoever stopped or slowed down that stoopid aging hippie.
That was a furry brave fing to do.
Fanks fur sharing it wif all of us, it was exciting, speshully since tha bad guy gets catched!!!!!
And we's purring to find Jeroma.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring loud and hard for Jeroma to find her way back to you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh my cats! What a scary story! Poor Ms Jeroma - I hope her gots a gardian angel lookin out fur her tonite. Some people...

Mom brought home a bag yesterday that I really, really, really wanted (I even jumped on the no-no-get-down counter) but she says we has to wait. Not FARE!!!
Hugs an purrs, Victor & Nina

The Lee County Clowder said...

Our Dad's first reaction was "I didn't know there WERE any 60 year old crackheads".

We hope Jeroma gets gotted soonest. You might want to set a live trap if you/they have one and can monitor it. Jeroma is probably gonna run if she sees anyone at all, especially after what happened to her the last time a bean grabbed her.

Purrrrrsss to Jeroma and everyone.

Kaz's Cats said...

That was one scary adventure. We're purring like crazy for little Jeroma to be found soon, even if she has to be trapped...

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha