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    Mice suspected in deadly cat fire

    Mice may be responsible for a blaze that killed nearly 100 cats at an animal shelter near the Canadian city of Toronto, officials say.


    The fire at the humane society shelter in Oshawa also killed three dogs and some rats that were up for adoption.

    An initial report from the fire marshal says mice or rats chewing through electrical wires in the ceiling are likely to have sparked the blaze.

    Offers of help have been pouring in from animal lovers across Canada.

    "It's unfortunate and ironic that mice caused the fire that killed the cats," Toronto Humane Society spokesman Ian McConachie told the BBC News website.

    "Unfortunately, the mice probably perished in the fire as well," he added.

    The $250,000 (£137,000) fire is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's office.

    Mr McConachie said it would be some days before a final report would be released.

    In all, only nine dogs, two cats and one rat were rescued in Wednesday's early morning blaze.

    They are being housed in a nearby municipal shelter, while volunteers rebuild the burnt-down shelter for the Humane Society of Durham Region.

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    Published: 2008/12/19 16:36:42 GMT

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    Silly mice...

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    They probably wanted to make grilled cheese.

    ...Bah dum tish.

    Edit: You could also say it's quite the catastrophe.
    Um, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungemouse View Post
    They probably wanted to make grilled cheese.

    ...Bah dum tish.

    Edit: You could also say it's quite the catastrophe.
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    I absolutely love irony.

    The situation is unfortunate, but damn, you couldn't make this shit up.
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    Um. What am I supposed to "feel" here?
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    Defeated an army of cats. ENTJ mice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Um. What am I supposed to "feel" here?

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    Truth is stranger than fiction.

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    And people think it's strange if I squeal like a little girl when a mouse comes near me THEY CUNNINGLY KILLED 100 CATS PEOPLE! I donít think it would be too hard for them to take one lousy person out! Evil little critters

    *runs off to take it out on Obe*

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