Her children may have thought that she was a bit crazy, but Jennifer Foster saved a life of a cat.
When Foster was driving home with her four children, she saw a coyote running across the street. She then suddenly noticed a cat in the coyote’s mouth.
Foster jumped out of the car and started yelling, clapping and chasing the coyote. She shouted “Drop it! Drop it!” at the coyote that was trying to climb a hill with the 17-pound cat in its mouth.
She was so focused on trying to save the cat that Foster didn’t even realize that there was another coyote right behind her. A lover of animals, Foster could not bear to see the cat die.
Foster was also so focused and emotional about the cat because her husband had just passed away a few days before.
The coyote finally dropped the cat, and Foster said she thinks the coyote let the cat go because he was so big, and the coyote couldn’t run away from Foster chasing him with the cat in his mouth.
Foster took the cat to the vet to be examined. The cat had a punctured lung and was having trouble breathing. She was afraid the cat would have to be euthanized.
When Foster was driving home, she saw neighbors searching for their cat. Bob Gerace and Jackie York had been looking for Cosmo, their ten-year-old missing indoor cat.
Foster told the couple that Cosmo was at the vet’s office.
Cosmo had surgery and is doing well and is expected to recover.
York said, “Cosmo is our baby. Our cats are our children. They are warm, affectionate and need us. I would’ve been devastated if [Foster] hadn’t saved Cosmo. There are no words to describe how much you love your cats.”
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn