Cat Rescued in Meth Bust Tests Positive for Drug

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Long-time veterinarian Dr. Steve Weir got a sad shock after discovering that drug tests he ordered for a cat came back positive for meth. According to KOKI-TV, the cat was discovered by police at a meth-lab bust in Catoosa, Okla.
After obtaining a search warrant, the Wagoner County Sheriff's Department raided the home meth lab belonging to Terry Young and Kristi Manert. Among the expected drug paraphernalia and supplies, authorities also found something unexpected: several cats.

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Deputies said that all of the felines appeared to be in poor condition, but that one cat, who was discovered with its tongue hanging out and missing fur, appeared to be more ill than the others. Officials immediately took the cat to the Catoosa Small Animal Clinic for medical attention.

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Dr. Weir treated the feline upon its arrival, performing a routine check-up and testing the cat's blood and urine. Unfortunately, the cat's blood work came back positive for meth. Dr. Weir believes the cat wasn't given the drug intentionally, but that it accidentally absorbed or inhaled the drug from its surroundings.

Aside from the positive drug test, the cat is also showing signs of a mouth infection and neglect. Dr. Weir said that the surprisingly calm and sweet cat has made big improvements since arriving at the clinic. The feline is eating and drinking more, and is healing fast thanks to antibiotics.

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Dr. Weir is still concerned about the cat making a full recovery, but is working towards getting the tough-luck feline healthy enough for adoption. Weir said that there is already a long line of potential owners eager to give the cat a new and loving home.

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Both of the meth lab's operators have been arrested and are being charged with possession and manufacturing of drugs, along with cruelty to animals.

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Eileen

I doubt these people even knew they had cats. So far away.

April 26 2012 at 3:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
StillDezzin

Unfortunately., like anyhing else Fox-related, the video didn't work for me. But having gotten the gist of the article, I am very grateful for the rescue, and would also say that messed-up people still being people, some do include members of other species in their households. This is very unfortunate! but the whole society is in need of a complete overhaul from the ground up, so it's hardly surprising. Kindness, compassion, personal and collective responsibility, and integrity need to be taught at all educational levels, universally, and these values need to be prioritized, while those of self-absorption, avarice, and callousness need to be avoided, and those who practice them, likewise.

April 25 2012 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
zigurratm

This is so sad. Poor baby. Thank you Roxystuff for link of proposed new animal abuse legislation.

April 25 2012 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
veltidipattyp

just disgusting shameless beings of an unknown species..they should just OD on their own stupidity... God don't like ugly"""""""""""

April 25 2012 at 1:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
veltidipattyp

just disgusting ..shameless disgusting pigs of an unknown species they are.....they should just OD on their own stupidity..God don't like ugly"""""""""""

April 25 2012 at 1:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Hi Sandra

Totally agree! AMEN!!

April 25 2012 at 12:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Xenjael

My god. I hang out with a person who uses meth, and is fighting his addiction. So I'd like to think I have an open mind concerning the drug, and an understanding through that I wouldn't otherwise have... but that is wrong. Not just wrong like, oh man, that was bad... this is evil.

April 25 2012 at 12:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
roxystuff

Recently, legislation has been proposed by state and local governments to initiate individual animal abuse registries. Similar to Megan's Law for sex offenders, this legislation would require individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes to register with the public database or potentially face fines and/or jail time. Please go to this link and help make this a law to be put into effect ASAP! Our voices can make this a reality! http://standards.pet-abuse.com/ Read and then scroll to the bottom to take action now!

April 25 2012 at 12:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
lizsik5150

I agree...that is why I get very passionate about protecting children and animals. They are the most innocent among us and cannot protect themselves. I think the world is headed down a very dangerous path from which I fear we will not recover. Humans have become depraved, with no moral boundaries. Sad!!!!!

April 25 2012 at 12:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Lynda

These people should be punished severely..how dare they..expose these beautiful creatures..to those dangerous chemicals.. Im glad that the cats will get better homes..anyone who abuses animals..deserves punishment..and no respect..

April 25 2012 at 12:45 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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