Fireman Saves Cat’s Life… Twice!


Fireman Jim Cadenhead got a call on June 29 that would change his life. Animal Control had been called to help with a cat stuck in a well (where’s Lassie when you need her?) and Cadenhead had been deployed to assist them.

The orange tabby was quickly rescued in a straightforward operation.

Animal Control took the scared cat to a vet, and from there the cat went to a shelter, where he waited. And waited. And waited. Time began to run out for him.

Cadenhead started getting lots of calls from rescue groups, curious about the fate of the cat. “It got me thinking,” he said.

When he learned that the cat was facing euthanasia, he talked to his daughters, Kelsey, 10, and Sarah, 11. They approved, and the family adopted the tabby in late July.

“As soon as we got him they [started] making a schedule for him, with eating times,” he says. “They play with him all the time.” Thanks to Fireman Jim, Max has gone from being stuck in a well to quite well off.

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