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Published:December 27th, 2010 11:16 EST

Phoebe The Pit Bull Saves Kitten's LIfe

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Phoebe the pit bull was just sniffing around on her regular morning walk when a meow coming from a pile of trash in an alley got her attention.


`I heard this little meow and walked over to the pile, but Phoebe got right in and then had her nose through a hole in a cardboard box,` said the dog`s caretaker, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Melissa.

`I looked through a little hole made when the kitten apparently tried to escape and saw him inside. I could not believe it.`

Melissa called police and Troy animal control took the small gray cat to the Troy Veterinary Hospital for treatment, said Capt. John Cooney, Troy police spokesman."

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Thank goodness that there are more Melissa`s and Phoebe`s in the world than there are sick creatures who consider a beautiful kitten trash.

Case in point:

"For Christmas this year, Chris Cooley gave a stranger a generous gift in exchange for something he considers priceless.

When someone called him on Christmas Eve and said he`d found his missing golden retriever, the Cotulla rancher promptly handed over the $10,000 he`d sworn as reward money for whomever returned his dog, Jim Bowie." " target="_new" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 156); text-decoration: underline; ">Read more

Chris knows that his pooch is priceless, and he gladly gave a pile of loot to the gentleman who found his beloved dog.

Let`s hope that the wee kitten will find a home with a person who loves pets as much as Chris, Melissa and Phoebe.

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