A Thai woman who found the body of a young kitten inside a sausage she was eating made a small shrine for it in her home and neighbours later came to worship it - after which some won money on the lottery.
Krod Yotchomrang, 52, said that she bought some foot-long sausages
from a local market in Satuk district of Buri Ram province. She said her family really liked the sausages and they were all enjoying
their meal. "I was cutting the third sausage when I noticed what looked like a small
cat," Mrs Krod said. When she looked closer she saw its eyes and nose, and a chunk of cat
"We almost threw up when we realised we were eating the body of a kitten for
dinner," she said. After thinking it through, she set up a small altar in her home, placed the
kitten's body on it, burned incense and prayed before it. Her neighbours, and even people she did not know, began visiting her home to
see the shrine, she said.
"Several of them won money on the lottery playing the number 52", her age,
she said. The two-digit winning number for the March 16 lottery draw was 52. Local police said Public Health officials have begun an investigation to find
out if the local sausage maker was mixing cat meat with pork, or if it was an
isolated incident and the kitten fell into the sausage making machine
and contaminated the food.