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Walking Pillowcase Found on Long Island Beach


Offbeat  (tags: pillowcase, Long Island, Babylon, beach, SPCA, alligator )

RC
- 4288 days ago - newsday.com
A man who works as a peace officer for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals was mystified until he saw the writing on the pillowcase. And this story has a happy ending.



   

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RC deWinter (418)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 5:35 am
SHAME ON and bad cess to the person who abandoned it. I think this little gator should be named Lucky, since he was found by a caring SPCA volunteer and will be placed in a sanctuary. But honestly, people, WHO in their right mind would dump a baby alligator on a beach in a PILLOWCASE?
 

Heaven Leigh (193)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 5:43 am
Cate you find the strangest stories!
I live in NY and never heard about this!
I can't even believe someone dumped the little guy in a pillowcase!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:09 am
CATE,YOU ARE GREAT!
 

Marianna Padolsky (33)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:13 am
a fortunate little gator
 

. (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:17 am
How inhumane!!!! I would like to put them in a pillow case and on the beach to see how it feels, The must have been so intense, at least this little animal got life, ppl are morans who have no respect for Gods creatur's or his entire earth and oceans and all that he made, They destroy and make a mockrey of all the beauty that he has gave us, they litter,cutdown our tree's fishing out our oceans, destroying our enviorment!!!. Me I love our Country and its beutiful but ppl have to stop.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:33 am
Cate you are to much with your wonderful stories..Thanks dear and noted duely...How inhumane can some people be....
 

LadyLou B (133)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:36 am
It's great that this ended happily. What does go through people's minds though ~ this little alligator was left closed up in a pillow case ~ he could have died ~ and more importantly, could have caused harm to anyone who happened to open the pillow case. Cute story though Cate ~ Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 7:04 am
this is our throw away society a sad expose on outr people chris
 

Barb Knight (1685)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 8:42 am
What a marvelous Cate Story!! I'm glad he got out of the pillow case, poor little gator. Steve Irwin would be so PROUD!! Thanks Cate, happily noted.
Barb xxxx
 

Patricia rommers (33)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 9:00 am
It is sad when one realizes that we stay in a society, that if an animal, reptile or whatever creature is in our care and we don't want it-we just dump in regardless of the consequences to the animal, reptile or whatever creature. I'm glad the alligator was found but what happens now to the little tyke? a zoo or perhaps lucky enough a sanctuary?
 

mabra b (11)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 9:00 am
CAn you imagine what it would be like to see a pillowcase moving? I bet he felt a little bit scary movieish.
Poor little alligator there is no way he should have been treated that way.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 9:56 am
Normally on a post like this we would all, by now, be ranting and raving over another animal abuse story ending with a dead animal. Cate, thank you SO MUCH for posting this. I needed the happy ending. I'm still in grief over Maximus.
 

RC deWinter (418)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 10:09 am
The male gator will be taken Sunday to a zoo outside of New York State, where it's illegal to own alligators.
 

Jakki S (173)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 10:41 am
Part of me wants to laugh though it is a serious matter to drop a gator off in a parking lot in this manner!The funny part is the poor,good hearted officer whom seen a walking pillowcase!!LOL!!Poor thing,I bet he thought for a second he needed his glasses checked!!!LOL!!Seriously though,I'm so glade the gater has a new home!!And is safe!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 10:53 am
Noted/thanks
 

Trish R (5)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 11:28 am
I'm with Tim it is so nice to hear a happy ending story. Thank you Cate!
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 11:51 am
Noted, THANKS
 

Jenn Turner (19)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 12:01 pm
I'm glad there was a happy ending for the alligator... noted and thanks for posting.
 

serge vrabec (278)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 12:32 pm
noted and thx,Cate, i like happy animal stories!!LOL
 

serge vrabec (278)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 12:32 pm
noted and thx,Cate, i like happy animal stories!!LOL
 

Marian E (152)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 12:37 pm
Good story and thanx.
 

Nancy M (62)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 12:49 pm
Poor little guy! People can do some rotten things to animals! (See you later,aligator????)
 

Pauline Houzard (108)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 1:15 pm
At last a happy ending to an animal story. Thanks Cate.
 

Theresa Chartrand (69)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 2:15 pm
Noted and they still should of charge the guy!!
 

Giuliana Gorlei-Pittsey (492)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 2:32 pm
WOW! What a story! Even though the poor alligator was abandoned, he was still lucky to find an animal lover Police Officer!
 

Michael Cline (23)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 3:54 pm
i don't understand why they can't put an add in the paper or a note on a bullatin board free to good home...theres no way someone should just dump the poor animal off
hes just one of the lucky ones i just wish all the stories had a good ending
thank you Cate
 

David Gould (155)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 3:59 pm
Should have put it on EBay...it would have been snapped up.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 5:19 pm
Noted/thanks
 

Cris c (178)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 5:38 pm
noted!!
 

(1)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 7:15 pm
Where did he get the gator? Noted :)
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 7:27 pm
noted...*S*
 

Denice G (45)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 8:55 pm
Noted! Good end to a sad story.
 

Susi E (3)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
Yes, it might be funny if it weren't so tragic. A gator in a pillowcase. Except that the pillowcase was just
left out for who knows what to find - it must have been terrifying for the little guy. Thank God this had a
good ending. Why in @#* can't people get it through their heads not to just dump or abandon whatever
they tire of??? Be it animals or even babies, some people think they can just toss aside what they don't want. Apparently we must do a better job of telling the public the proper way to get rid of what they don't want.
AND to try to educate them in the first place about all these animals, in the hopes that many won't even
get them in the first place! This is one of those unending, thankless jobs that we must all take on!
Thanks for telling us about it!
 
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