Holyoke, MA firefighters used a rescue boat to save a very cold, wet and scared cat from one of the city’s canals on Sunday. Animal Control Officer Lori Charette took the cat to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, which serves the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee.
The cat was said to be scared but in otherwise good condition following his ordeal.
TJO said at Twitter “There was not any identification. He is scared, he will see our vet tomorrow, and we will rescan him for a chip. Pawscrossed!”
It was a busy Sunday for TJO Animal Control Officer Lori Charette, who also rescued a senior dog who’d slipped down an embankment, an injured goose stuck in traffic, an injured possum, and a hawk with an injured wing, in addition to bringing in the cat from the canal.
#HolyokeMa firefighters just fished a cat out of the canal. Cat appears OK, but cold, wet, cranky. pic.twitter.com/sZp5lcuGGn
— Greg Saulmon (@GregSaulmon) March 9, 2014
@GregSaulmon the kitty from the canal rescue is safe and warm at Thomas J. O’Connor. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/xT14WV6mvy
— TJO (@413animals) March 10, 2014