Cat rescued from Intracoastal Waterway is reunited with her petmom

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A Florida woman was reunited with her cat Friday after kitty fell from a boat and was rescued from the Intracoastal Waterway after 14 hours.

ABC ActionNews reported that it was a tearful reunion when Treasure Island resident Wendy Russ held Captain Rags in her arms Friday, two days after the kitty was pulled from the water and taken to the Animal Hospital of Treasure Island.

Wendy says Captain Rags was on board her boat with her Tuesday night when she fell into the water.

Wendy was out all night walking up and down the sea wall with a flashlight looking for her beloved companion, who she says is all she has in the world.

Treasure Island police responded to a call from a resident who spotted a cat in the water Wednesday. An officer worked with a roofing contractor who happened to be on hand to rescue the cat from the water.

Police said the cat seemed exhausted and looked like she’d been in the water for quite some time.

When Rags was taken to the Animal Hospital of Treasure Island a veterinarian recognized her and contacted Wendy. The relieved petmom was reunited with her beloved cat at the hospital Friday.

“I went from doom and gloom to being on top of the world,” Wendy told ABC ActionNews.

Watch the ABC ActionNews report on the story:



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