Coast guard give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to month old kitten floating in sea

This is an amazing, happy ending, kitten rescue story. A one month old was spotted by the coast guard floating in the Mediterranean sea off the port of Marsala, Western Sicily.

Someone dived in to rescue the kitten who appeared to be dead. The Italian coast guard were probably there to check for drowning migrants.

There are lots of migrants being illegally smuggled across the Mediterranean from Libya in very poor boats. Many capsize and many drown. It is horrendous.

They applied CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) which includes mouth-to-mouth for a minute. Nothing happened until all of a sudden they were delighted to see the kitten start to breath.

The kitten survived and was adopted by the port authorities who named him Charlie.

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Coast guard give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to month old kitten floating in sea — 6 Comments

  1. Great heartwarming story — but kitten looks older than 1 mo, doesn’t he? I’d say 6-8 weeks, wouldn’t you?

    • Love this. But, yes, that poor emaciated kit looks to be about 5-6 weeks but sickly, nonetheless.
      I love happy endings.

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