Scuba Steve is a survivor — someone threw him from a car window into the rushing flood waters of the Little Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri. The cat “swam against raging currents,” according to the Pussington Post, and then made it to a tree branch, where he hung on while rescuers made their way to him.
Those rescuers were from the Jackson County Fire Department, who were able to trap the cat with a net and bring him to the Great Plains SPCA.
Check out a video of the rescue:
“We had a concerned citizen come into our building. They saw a cat go flying out of [a vehicle’s] window, that someone tossed it straight out of the window and into the five feet of water,” said Deena Miller of Jackson County Animal Control.
“He just clawed right out of the net and into our arms,” said a firefighter involved with the rescue.
“They could have dropped him off at a shelter, they could have taken him to a vet office — anything; if they didn’t want the cat they could have taken him any place other than, you know, water,” said Miller.
But after his incredible ordeal, Scuba Steve is doing great, and he’s looking for a forever home. Check out the Great Plains SPCA for more information.
Via Pussington Post
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