Cat Survives Being Stuck And Dragged Under Pickup Truck

catA Rhode Island cat somehow ended up getting stuck in a truck’s axle.

The driver, unaware that a cat was under the truck, dragged the cat for about a mile. A woman who was in a car behind the truck noticed the cat underneath the truck.

She said, “I was just horrified, and you could see she was still alive. So I just started beeping my horn and flashing my lights, and I rolled down my window and started waving and telling them to pull over.”

Officers were able to rescue the cat by using soap to make her slip out of the truck. After seeing a vet, the cat is doing well besides some cuts and friction burns.

The woman who helped save the cat said she will adopt the cat if no one claims her.

Source: WNBC

13 Responses to “Cat Survives Being Stuck And Dragged Under Pickup Truck”

  1. Carol says:

    This happened about 20 minutes from me here in RI. The part of the story that I wish had been told was the fact that she got under the truck and held and cuddled the cat until the rescuers came!!!! It had been raining all night and that is why they think the cat survived as the road was slick!! The full story was in the Westerly Sun Newspaper and was on WJAR10.

    Great lady!!! Lucky kitty! I hope she is able to keep her—I’ll post it if she does!

  2. catmom5 says:

    I had tears in my eyes as I read about this wonderful, compassionate woman. Stories like this restore my faith that there ARE some kind, loving people amidst the . . . others. I’m glad that the catgirl survived and I really hope that she will go home with her rescuer. I’ll look forward to an update!

  3. mikken says:

    Besides the woman being so kind and caring about the cat, kudos also goes to the cops who crawled under a truck on a rainy night to soap up a cat to try and get it out!

    The cops didn’t know if the cat would live, if it was injured enough to strike out at them, anything. Just crawling under a truck at night in the rain is risky enough without the added injured live animal…

    If anyone could get the contact info for the police department responsible, it would be great if we would all contact them with a little thank you for being so compassionate towards animals. It’s too easy to be angry at the cops who go bad, let’s encourage the ones who do good!

  4. Carol says:

    http://www.westerlypolice.org/contact/

    Mikken, Here’s the link!

  5. 2CatMom says:

    Great Idea
    1 I’m going to call on Monday and tell them they are terrific.

  6. Velvet's Dad says:

    Thank you, Carol. Yes, would like to know where the kitty winds up. Agree with Mikken too. Well said.

  7. Jenny Bark says:

    Carol, thanks for the information, I hope the lady gets the cat too.

    Mikken, great idea, I’ll write or call Monday, thanks.

  8. mikken says:

    http://www.westerlypolice.org/contact/

    Thank you, Carol!

    And thank you all for contacting them and letting them know that we appreciate good cops who go that extra mile for animals in need!

  9. Donna says:

    Bless all the people that helped.The lady, I wish her very special blessings.To see suffering and to stop it, is the ulitimate act of unselfishness. Thank you for helping the cat.The world NEEDS more people like you ! And a special thanks to the police officers involved.They see the ”worst” of all situations.Too aid an animal and show compassion makes you a giant among men.Thank you and blessed holidays for all that care.

  10. stefani says:

    Now, THOSE are the cops that I want in my community!!!!!

    Here is some GOOD COP news! (And good human news . . . )

    I hope the kitty has a charmed life after this.

    Stef

  11. Nora and Rufus says:

    Good Cops, good people. They all have a place in heaven waiting for them when their time comes. Thank them from the bottom of my heart.

  12. Thel Josenhans says:

    Carol , thank you for , telling us, about the, lady & police offcer,
    they are angels on earth ,
    Send them , both to Florida , we need them both.
    I pray the lady , keeps the cat ,
    maybe , some day , the cat , will , save her life ,
    cats never forget a kindness ,
    this little guy , sure needs a break , in life ,
    I know , I have taken in strays , dumped off cats , were in bad shape , they turned out , to be , the most loving soul’s ,
    my Germen sheherd , and poor little , ” Luck ” a cat that was tore up , by a pit-bull dog and cost me almost $500.00 to get treated , stiched up , was worth , every cent ,

    He is so trusting ,
    ” Lucky ” & our dog , are , the best of pals ,
    I wish , every one , could see , cats , are , a gift , from God .

    To the Lady who helped , save the cat’s life, the police offcer , thank you from of my heart , you restore , my faith , in people .
    I know , you both , will be rewarded in life , God is watching .
    T.K.J.

  13. Lynn says:

    Yes! These are the cops and neighbors I want living around me.

    These people are great!

    Send a letter to the police department.
    http://www.westerlypolice.org/contact/

    The Lady angel who saved the cat deserves a huge hug and many thanks. [I hope she keeps the kitty indoors!]


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