Kitty learns the hard way that it’s not safe to play at construction sites.
An orange tabby named Johnny left his La Jolla, California home for his daily adventure only to find more that he’d bargained for. He jumped from a wall into an active construction site and was impaled on a metal rod.
Just after 9 a.m. last Thursday, construction crew members working on the residential project made an emergency call to report that they had found the cat stabbed through his right hind leg by a piece of rebar protruding from a piece of concrete at the job site. A few minutes later, an animal control officer arrived on the panicky scene to find 5-year old Johnny on his back, stuck on the post, and in a tremendous amount of pain. The officer couldn’t be sure how long the feline had been so painfully trapped, but he thought the injury appeared fresh.
The officer reviewed the situation and then immediately called her supervisor, who in turn contacted a veterinary technician; they both arrived at 9:40. Poor Johnny was thrashing in pain when they approached so they quickly administered a sedative and restrained the struggling cat to protect him from further injuries until the medication took effect.
Once Johnny had relaxed, they carefully lifted him off the bar, and bandaged his wounds. The cat’s owner, who lives next door to the construction site, was present during the rescue. Afterward, she and county animal-welfare staffers took him to a local animal hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to regain full use of his injured limb.
“We’re relieved Johnny is going to recover from his terrible ordeal,” Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson said.
19 thoughts on “California Construction Crew Saves Impaled Cat”
god bless them these are real men 🙂
THIS IS WHY WE KEEP OUR “FUR-KIDS” IN THE DANG HOUSE!!!!!!! HELLO?!!!!
oh my thank God his safe now… poor playful cat>> thanks to the workers who care enough to ask for help and rescue… 😛
I saw this the other day on TV. I think I love construction crew.
my goddness! what a horrible thing to find! thanks to all who helped poor kitty!
Thank you ALL…Oh my!!! Ouch!!!!
Horrible! I wonder when stupid people will learn to keep thier cats inside, away from danger! Why other people should pay for their irresponsibility??????????
@ Serafima, cats are naturally curious, they can even get into sticky situation while at home.
and maybe if man wasnt taking over EVERYWHERE animals would have more places away from human dangers they could be.
Only an irresponsible owner would allow their cat to roam freely. The average lifespan of a cat allowed to roam is 4 years. The average lifespan of an indoor cat is 14 years. People need to get a clue and take better care of their animals.
my two indoor/outdoor cats lived to be 20 years old. i’ll agree it is hazarous out there, so be prepared for vet bills! the cat i have now stays indoor.
Poor little guy! That’s why my 2 cats are indoor cats. 🙂
and my cats before anyone says anything are ALL fixed and up to date on shots, even the indoor ones
We have 7 cats, of which 6 are indoors, Mom cat is both in and outdoor. Good job to the guys who saved this poor felines life!
wow, glad he’s ok. terrible but could’ve been worse.
OUCH ! I’m glad he’s ok! And, I hope his Mom keeps him indoors from now on!!!
Yet ANOTHER reason NOT to let your cat’s outdoors People~!!!!!!!!
Glad he was rescued and will be okay~!