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Cats taken to new home after concerns from Blackburn neighbours

WORRIED neighbours were prepared to break into a Blackburn house over concerns about the welfare of a group of cats.

Residents living near St Ives Road, in the Intack area of the town, called the RSPCA after they reported seeing the animals roaming around the empty terraced house in ‘filthy’ conditions.

But the son of the cats’ owner, who asked not to be named, said there were only around seven cats in the house, and that although the conditions were not ideal, the animals were healthy and were given food every day.

Richard Palmer, 19, lives in Arran Avenue in Shadsworth, but went round to the property after a friend living in St Ives Road told him about the cats.

The mechanic said: “I was going to break in. I would have got a criminal record, but I am not bothered.

“The animlas were living in squalor.”

Christopher Glasson, whose mother lives next door to the house, said: “The smell is like something from another planet, it doesn’t bear thinking about.

“It is not fair on the animals, they are not meant to be on their own, they would be better off in the wild.”

But the son of the cats’ owner denied the animals were mistreated and said the family had been trying to find new homes for them for a while.

He said: “They are healthy, they have got shelter and they get fed.

“We are doing the cats a service. We could have put them all to sleep but we don’t believe in that.

“We do care for them, that is why we have given them a free house to roam around in.”

An inspector from the RSPCA went to the house to make sure there were no more animals living there.

Leanne Plumtree, spokeswoman for the animal protection charity, said: "The RSPCA visited this property and inspected the conditions and the six cats that have been living there.

"The inspector has no concerns about these cats, which are all fit and healthy.

"The conditions at the house weren't ideal, but they have now been moved to the owner's family home where they will stay until new homes can be found for them.

"The owner has been trying to find homes for the cats and has contacted the RSPCA and other cat rescues for help but everyone is full to bursting.

“The inspector has offered his services to assist if he can."

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3:45pm Sat 6 Oct 12

LittleMissKc says...

Is this really news? I think not!
Is this really news? I think not! LittleMissKc
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6:18pm Sat 6 Oct 12

treetrunk says...

why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country treetrunk
  • Score: -1

6:55pm Sat 6 Oct 12

2 for 5p says...

treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got.
[quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got. 2 for 5p
  • Score: -2

7:08pm Sat 6 Oct 12

treetrunk says...

2 for 5p wrote:
treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got.
smoking it now......tastes a little bitter.BTY you have some keys missing off your keyboard did you get 2 for 5p?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got.[/p][/quote]smoking it now......tastes a little bitter.BTY you have some keys missing off your keyboard did you get 2 for 5p? treetrunk
  • Score: -1

7:14pm Sat 6 Oct 12

treetrunk says...

treetrunk wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got.
smoking it now......tastes a little bitter.BTY you have some keys missing off your keyboard did you get 2 for 5p?
I was only going to point out that the religion of intolerance and hate holding a peace vigil seems a little ironic.So put that in your shisha hookah and smoke it
[quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]the reason you can't comment n the Muslim peace festivalal, s because you would only find minor faults. Then before you know it you wold be coming out with all sorts of racist comments, so put that right in your ipe and smoke it .got.[/p][/quote]smoking it now......tastes a little bitter.BTY you have some keys missing off your keyboard did you get 2 for 5p?[/p][/quote]I was only going to point out that the religion of intolerance and hate holding a peace vigil seems a little ironic.So put that in your shisha hookah and smoke it treetrunk
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Sat 6 Oct 12

liddle 'un says...

I thought a group of cats was called a clowder.
I thought a group of cats was called a clowder. liddle 'un
  • Score: -1

8:43am Sun 7 Oct 12

ghost of sceptic says...

LittleMissKc wrote:
Is this really news? I think not!
Must be news you obvioslly read and commented on the article, so yes it is news.
[quote][p][bold]LittleMissKc[/bold] wrote: Is this really news? I think not![/p][/quote]Must be news you obvioslly read and commented on the article, so yes it is news. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: -1

11:27am Sun 7 Oct 12

IanHuddy says...

treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.
[quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not. IanHuddy
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Sun 7 Oct 12

treetrunk says...

IanHuddy wrote:
treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.
I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country
[quote][p][bold]IanHuddy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.[/p][/quote]I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country treetrunk
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6:59am Mon 8 Oct 12

jack daniels says...

treetrunk wrote:
IanHuddy wrote:
treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.
I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country
Well said tree trunk. One man's adherent is another man's brainwashed zombie.

Everything is open to opinion, why should religion be any different. It's a slippery slope and no mistake.
[quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IanHuddy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.[/p][/quote]I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country[/p][/quote]Well said tree trunk. One man's adherent is another man's brainwashed zombie. Everything is open to opinion, why should religion be any different. It's a slippery slope and no mistake. jack daniels
  • Score: -1

6:59am Mon 8 Oct 12

jack daniels says...

treetrunk wrote:
IanHuddy wrote:
treetrunk wrote:
why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country
He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.
I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country
Well said tree trunk. One man's adherent is another man's brainwashed zombie.

Everything is open to opinion, why should religion be any different. It's a slippery slope and no mistake.
[quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IanHuddy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]treetrunk[/bold] wrote: why can we comment on this but not the moaning Muslim peace vigil......surely not censorship in our free country[/p][/quote]He was right, then: if able to comment on the peace vigil story, you would have offered nothing but a lazy (and incorrect) generalisation in respect of a religion that has 1.6 billion adherents across the world. Are you aware how preposterous and ignorant that makes you sound? Probably not.[/p][/quote]I believe in science not fairy tales.Bring back blasphemy laws! What utter rubbish.What after that stoning and burning at the stake?I dont care if you think Im ignorant I am exercising my right to free speech in this free{for now}country[/p][/quote]Well said tree trunk. One man's adherent is another man's brainwashed zombie. Everything is open to opinion, why should religion be any different. It's a slippery slope and no mistake. jack daniels
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