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SarasotaRepub
11-24-2010, 10:19 PM
JHC!!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9626665) :D




Liberal_in_LA (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-24-10 07:52 PM
Original message 1,000 rescued rats up for adoption in Californiahttp://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/transparent.gif1,000 rescued rats up for adoption in California

Associated Press November 22, 2010 --

About a thousand rats are awaiting adoption in California after being rescued from a house featured on the A&E reality TV show "Hoarders."

The Humane Society trucked the rodents over the weekend from Los Angeles to San Jose, where more than 30 volunteers and nonprofit staff helped move the rats into Andy's Pet Shop in San Jose, which agreed to temporarily house them.

Lauren Paul of the nonprofit North Star Rescue told the San Jose Mercury News that the previous owner's daughter had brought home a pregnant rat one day and the litter began multiplying quickly.

The man's neighbors called "Hoarders" producers after the rats began tearing apart the house.

Paul says she hopes rat lovers will come forward and give them a new home.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/1... (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/11/22/national/a162725S01.DTL#ixzz16FreYhVv)



Attention snake owners!!!! :D

Dan D. Doty
11-25-2010, 02:08 AM
This is reminds me of something I read years ago in book about abnormal pyschology.

Many years ago ( late 60's) there was an older woman in Saint Louis who kept acquising her son of being a homosexual ( he was thirty hadn't gotten marry yet). She found her son in the basement one day, dead ( he had hanged himself). The poor woman couldn't except her son's death, so she got a poodle and started calling the poodle by her son's name ( Perry). So after that she bought a female poodle, Tina; which became her daughter in-law. This woman threated and talked to the poodles as if they were people ( including having them eat dinner with her a the table). Soon " grand children" started to appear.
This poor woman was taken to mental hospital after people started to complain about the condiction of her property ( and the smell coming from it). This woman had the poodles breed out of control; there were almost a hundred of them by the time she was committed.

Kay
11-25-2010, 10:33 AM
The Humane Society trucked the rodents over the weekend from Los Angeles to San Jose, where more than 30 volunteers and nonprofit staff helped move the rats into Andy's Pet Shop in San Jose, which agreed to temporarily house them.


I wonder how much money (i.e. tax dollars) were spent rounding up and trucking these rats from LA to San Jose. They should have put up a containment wall and burned the house to the ground with the rats in it.

FDK
11-26-2010, 06:02 AM
Dinner time!

http://edge.shop.com/ccimg.shop.com/op/226690000/226698500/226698594/-!Reckitt%20Benckiser%201920000252%20dCON4PK%2012OZ %20RatPellets%20--image__150x150__.jpg

FDK
11-26-2010, 06:23 AM
bobbolink (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-24-10 09:31 PM
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9. How heartwarming.

Homeless people in California, however, are on their own.

Maybe somebody will adopt you.

Silverhair
11-26-2010, 07:42 AM
My cat will help with the problem.

marv
11-26-2010, 08:56 AM
bobbolink (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-24-10 09:31 PM
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9. How heartwarming.

Homeless people in California, however, are on their own.
They cook up pretty well, sorta like squirrel or rabbit...soup kitchen solution!

byte.speed
11-26-2010, 08:17 PM
My cat will help with the problem.

+1

I have 4 rat lovers that will fight over the chance to help with the problem.:D

lacarnut
11-26-2010, 08:31 PM
The only good rat is a dead one. These people in CA have a few screws loose spending resources on saving rats.

Rockntractor
11-26-2010, 08:34 PM
Give them to the burrito vendors.

marv
11-27-2010, 09:05 AM
Chili anyone?

m00
11-27-2010, 02:37 PM
Well, 1000 more votes for the Democrats I guess.

Bubba Dawg
11-27-2010, 02:49 PM
I have fond memories of going to the town dump as a boy and shooting rats with a .22 rifle.

If an entrepreneur "rescued" these rats and set up a safe (for humans) arena into which they could be released, tickets could be sold for people to use rifles and handguns to pick them off one at a time.

This would be great fun.

The rats would, of course, be provided with food and water and a bit of cover and concealment. I mean, we must be fair.

I'd buy a ticket.