Tales of Animal Survival

A cat disappeared after a house fire in Albuquerque, N.M. Weeks later, the cat turned up at an animal shelter 240 miles away in Colorado. The owners of a steer in Michigan want to sell it for promotional purposes instead of for beef. It has a spot on its side in the shape of Michigan.

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STEVEN INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with tales of animal survival. A cat disappeared after a house fire in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Weeks later, the cat turned up at an animal shelter. It was 240 miles away in Colorado, and it's not clear how it made the trip.

A steer in Michigan has a chance to avoid the normal fate. Its owners normally sell cattle for beef, but they are willing to sell it for promotional purposes because it has a spot on its side in the shape of Michigan.

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