Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Cat calls 911.

  1. #1
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,885

    Default Cat calls 911.


    (AP) Police aren't sure how else to explain it.

    But when an officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.

    Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call 911.

    "I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.

    Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help.

    Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.

    That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.

    Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure. He tried to train him to call 911, but wasn't sure if the training ever stuck.

    The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons - including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speakerphone.

    "He's my hero," Rosheisen said.
    You just know this couldn't have happened with a dog...cats rule!
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  2. #2
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! ourmaninBusan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    the new casino
    Posts
    4,732

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Although I'm a cat person more than a dog person, I'd have to say
    that dogs have done this on a number of occasions....usually they
    just hit the speed-dial and call 911, and the operator sends out
    police by means of the call display.

    Nevertheless, good kitty!


    ♫` ∴|| ~∞≠∝ ♫♪ $ -4C

  3. #3
    Gold Member moocow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    717

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Good kitty!

    My kitties just like to change the channel on the remote. Although the other morning I walked out and they'd managed to turn on the tv, and possibly raise the volume.

  4. #4
    Lil
    Lil is offline
    Gold Member Lil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,047

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    I don't think my cats could use the phone but my old lady cat does knock at the door when she wants to come in. She sits there and meows for a bit at the french doors, and if that doesn't work she flicks the glass with the back of her paw. She seems to have taught the younger one to do it too.
    A big boy did it and ran away.

  5. #5
    Elite Member moomies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    pretending to be a lurker but I'm not quiet enough
    Posts
    15,515

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    I hope my dog will be able to do this when something ever happens.
    I was watching this show in Japan when I was there in the summer and they did a little experiment whether mutts could rescue their owners if they had fallen ill like those St. Bernard swiss rescue dogs. They tested I think 100 dogs (non-pure breeds). The owner would take the dog out for a walk and pretend he/she is ill and falls on the ground. The experiment team awaited behind a bush for about 15 min for the dog's reaction. Some dogs left and went home by themselves. One dog even peed on the owner ( ). One dog started licking the owner but didn't know how to get help. Some just sat and stayed with their owners. But out of these 100 dogs, none of them knew how to go get help. At the end of this segment, they showed a trained golden retriever who showed how to go and pull a stranger by the sleeve and bring her to the person in need.
    So I think you might need to properly train your pets to do something like this or just hope for a miracle.

    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

  6. #6
    Elite Member miss_perfect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    F-Hell-A
    Posts
    3,364

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    My friend had a cat that would "check messages" on his answering machine. Mine aren't that talented, they're just cute.

  7. #7
    Elite Member muchlove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,241

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    You just know this couldn't have happened with a dog...cats rule!
    I may be a biased dog lover, but ourman is right... dogs do this all the time, and it's very easy to train them to hit a speed-dial button. Cats ain't no dummies, though... they're just harder to train.

    Quote Originally Posted by moomies
    One dog even peed on the owner ( ). One dog started licking the owner but didn't know how to get help. Some just sat and stayed with their owners. But out of these 100 dogs, none of them knew how to go get help. At the end of this segment, they showed a trained golden retriever who showed how to go and pull a stranger by the sleeve and bring her to the person in need.
    So I think you might need to properly train your pets to do something like this or just hope for a miracle.
    lol. I wonder if maybe it was because you can't trick a dog that easily when it comes to something like that? I mean, they can sense things and pick up on things that we can't, so maybe they can tell the difference between someone having a real problem, and someone faking it? I don't know, just a thought.

  8. #8
    Lil
    Lil is offline
    Gold Member Lil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,047

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Quote Originally Posted by muchlove
    I wonder if maybe it was because you can't trick a dog that easily when it comes to something like that? I mean, they can sense things and pick up on things that we can't, so maybe they can tell the difference between someone having a real problem, and someone faking it? I don't know, just a thought.
    You could be right there ML. Dogs can detect illness and they've even been able to detect cancers, so maybe they just aren't fooled!
    A big boy did it and ran away.

  9. #9
    Hit By Ban Bus! pacific breeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    in the wild blue yonder
    Posts
    15,479

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Apparently this cat had had some training on the phone, but the owner didn't think it had absorbed much. Either it had, or this was an incredibly fortuitous mis-step.

    Cats can be trained, but they tend not to seek praise the way dogs do when they learn something, and often people think they haven't learned anything when if fact, they have.

  10. #10
    Bronze Member Bliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    56

    Default Re: Cat calls 911.

    Yes, some people think cats are stupid because they (mostly) don't learn tricks. I think the cats don't learn tricks because they think it's stupid.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Phone calls from the dead
    By Delphinium in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: September 22nd, 2013, 11:37 PM
  2. Gay Institution Calls HIV A 'Gay Disease'
    By AliceInWonderland in forum News
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: September 30th, 2006, 05:37 PM
  3. Bush calls Sam Donaldson a 'has-been.'
    By Grimmlok in forum News
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: August 2nd, 2006, 08:50 PM
  4. Man calls 911 after being cut in half
    By Mr. Authority in forum News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: July 2nd, 2006, 12:49 PM
  5. Castro Calls Jeb Bush FAT!
    By AliceInWonderland in forum News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 8th, 2005, 04:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •