Anyone who has ever had or has a pet knows what a valuable member of the family they are. For some they become a lifeline when times get hard.
When a neighbor spotted a cat in a rather unusual predicament, she knew how important it was to save that cat, given what the owner had experienced.
She alerted police immediately but the officer that showed up was not prepared for the job that awaited him.
Deputy Mike Scott from Louisiana’s Ascension Parish Police District explained how shocked he was by the site that awaited him.
“Never in all of my years was I prepared to encounter what I saw upon my arrival,” Deputy Scott said in a statement that was shared on Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
He saw the end of a cat hanging from the top of a garage door and could not believe his eyes. There were already several neighbors and construction workers there attempting to assist.
Thanks to Deputy Scott’s many years of experience, he immediately knew what he had to do to safely free the cat. Together they all helped to remove part of the garage door to make a space for the cat to escape.
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After a few hours the cat’s owner returned and couldn’t believe what had happened to her precious pet, exclaiming, “Oh my God, Bella!”
The post said how important this rescue was for the owner after he’d been through a tough experience.
“After speaking with the homeowner further, Deputy Scott learned that most of the residents in the Autumnview neighborhood were devastated by the recent August flood and all of the neighbors had become close in the past four months,” the post read.
https://www.facebook.com/AscensionSheriff/posts/1499278980099987It continued: “The homeowner told Deputy Scott that he received four feet of water in his residence and he left earlier that day to get some lumber for repairs and Bella must have been sleeping on the garage door and he did not notice when he left.”
Thankfully the cat was not injured as a result of her ordeal but must have been pretty frightened.
This cat definitely has nine lives. Thank goodness for our hardworking officers who go above and beyond the call of duty to help us and our four-legged friends.
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