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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    San Francisco 'Gem' saved from trash in nick of time


    (CNN) -- It was five days before Christmas, and luckily for Gem the puppy, the creature was stirring on the trash-sorting conveyor belt.

    Workers at a trash- and recyclables-sorting facility in San Francisco found the poodle mix in a trash bag among other discarded material Friday evening -- just in time, because it was about to drop into a pile bound for a landfill, CNN affiliate KTVU reported.

    The discovery likely saved the apricot pup's life.

    "We could tell the puppy was still moving, and it was trying to crawl out of the bag itself," Gregory Foster, a material handler at the Recology facility, told KTVU. "Luckily we stopped the line in time before it actually fell off the belt into the pit.".......

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Yay Gem!

    Reminds me of this story, where a puppy fell from the sky from the clutches of a hawk.

    "When God drops a puppy from the sky, you keep it.”

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