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Missing pedigreed cat turns up -- neutered

January 26, 2011

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand—A valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different -- it had been surgically castrated.

Owner Michelle Curtis said she was furious when Buddy, her prized Siamese-Bengal cross, came home "fixed."

"I couldn't believe someone took my cat and got him fixed. I don't know why they would do that," Curtis told Bay of Plenty Times newspaper in an article Thursday. "It really was quite bizarre. I mean, who just takes someone's cat and gets them neutered?"

Curtis said she had owned Buddy for almost two years and was considering using him as a stud cat.

"What am I supposed to do now? I can't exactly get someone to sew them back on," she told the newspaper.

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