'angel of death' cat in Providence, Rhode Island cuddles up to people only if they are about to die within four hours or so. *LINK* *PIC*

Subject: 
'angel of death' cat in Providence, Rhode Island cuddles up to people only if they are about to die within four hours or so. *LINK* *PIC*
Posted By: 
news
Date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2007 06:24 pm

[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

Jul 26, 2007 11:05 am US/Pacific
Oscar The Cat Predicts Patients\' Death

(AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

****

Dosa said Oscar seems to take his work seriously and is generally aloof. \"This is not a cat that\'s friendly to people,\" he said.