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Scottish Town Raises $8K to Build Statue of Cat

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, tribute )

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The people of St. Andrews, Fife, unveiled the statue of Hamish last Saturday after raising more than $8,000 to pay for the tribute -- which seems only fair given the level of celebrity Hamish has garnered around town over the years.

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Cher C (1429)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:12 am

Thnx for sending me this Kit!!!!


. (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:17 am
I'm sorry, this money could have gone to greater use: cat rescue. t/n/s . etc. It's amaing where people will donate their money.

Waltraud U (85)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:50 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 12:35 pm
Noted. A lovely story but re the money I must agree with Allan

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 2:38 pm
noted but its real , this money could be save for feed animals in other parts of the world .its also interesting .

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:55 pm
Yes, the money could have gone elsewhere, but I love that the townspeople did this...Thanks Kit and Cher.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:58 pm

I do agree, this was an outpouring of love. I think maybe this statue can be reminder to people to care for the animals.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 5:40 pm
I agree Kit.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:30 pm
Great statue tho i agree with most comments here. Wish the $$$$ could've been used to S+N as many stray cats possible. Thx Cher

Christeen A (369)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 7:45 pm
And a fine cat at that.

Kathleen R (192)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:22 am
Viewed and noted. I think it is beautiful that the town build the statue for the cat. But I also think that maybe using the money to rescue strays would be a more humane gesture. It's a nice tribute though.

Hahn H (167)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 2:21 am

Ted W (127)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 2:36 am
Noted! watched vid! Thanks Cher! :)

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:13 am
glad he's still alive.

Sara P (55)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:38 am
Thanks Cher.

Rae Nelson (47)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 8:36 am
Noted, thenks

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:21 pm
Noted, tweeted and tumblrd. I'm sure they need the money there, but how sweet it must be for many, in its own way. Thanks for adding this, Cher.

Wednesday April 16, 2014, 2:48 pm
Been in St. Andrews many times but never knew to look out for Hamish. Yes the money could have gone to better use, but this is what the folks wanted, just like Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh. Thanks Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 3:49 pm
Hamish McHamish, I feel this statue will be a reminder to people to take care of animals, and have love and compassion for them.
Thanks Cher.

SylvieBusy A (193)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:27 am
Cette statue est une bonne idée, mais l'argent utilisé n'aurait-il pas été plus profitable à venir en aide aux animaux dans le besoin ?
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