Kitty Falls on Texas Freeway and Gets SavedA big grey Texas tabby got an E-ticket ride to safety after a dramatic rescue from the freeway expansion joint into which he had fallen. The cat had probably been walking along the highway and either sought a safe hidey place or fell down into the expansion joint, three stories up in the air at Beltway 8 and IH-10 near Channelview.
Blake McGee was walking his dog on Tuesday night when he heard the cat’s plaintive, pitiful yowls. McGee contacted the Houston SPCA, and after assessing the situation, equipment was brought in on Wednesday morning. Chief Investigator Charles Jantzen (who is not afraid of heights) hopped in the cherry picker to attempt a rescue.
It’s not yet known if the cat is a stray or has a home. There will be time for the rightful owner to claim it, after which the cat will undergo medical and behavioral evaluations to determine if he’s adoptable. Mr McGee is hopeful that he’ll be able to adopt the cat, who he plans to name “Lucky.”
Thank you, Blake McGee, and thank you, Charles Janzen!
and name “Lucky.” McGee alerted the SPCA to the cat’s predicament.
Here’s video of the rescue:
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