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Dramatic cat rescue from dam. Cat slides down 100 foot spillway — 7 Comments

  1. Oh, my god! I nearly had a fit watching this! I could never guess how this precious soul ended up in that perdicament. I’m so happy to see this baby was saved and is now safe. Thank you to the kind humans who rescued.

    • I nearly had a fit too. I could not see the cat at first but then saw him sliding down that huge ramp. Amazing. I have learnt that the rescuers pushed the cat off his perch on the dam or let’s say encouraged him to jump. I am sure they had to push him (or her).

  2. To me I also question how the cat came to fall and why there was no video of that moment. I fear that it was somehow pushed (perhaps by spray from a water hose?) but if that’s the only they could get the cat down in reasonable time, then so be it.

    Then at the bottom of the fall it appears that something like a white tarp was tossed at the water level that the cat landed on and jumped from onto the boat. So glad it ended well and that the guys were so happy about it. Nothing also satisfies me more than a good rescue, especially this dramatic.

    • Closer exam there was no tarp. That’s water splash. The cat must have landed on concrete that it jumped from. Good thing dams are usually sloped so the fall was slowed.

    • Maybe the desperately frightened cat knew that rescue/safety was going to happen courtesy of the humans in the boat?

      They can anticipate/weigh up the odds in the ways of their wild, survival hunting ancestors. Domestication has habituated them to humans, so even though some cruel bastard may have chucked the cat off the road,over the edge, it still associated humans with sanctuary?

      I bet you too have experienced a stray in desperate need, seeing you out for help.

      Maybe the rescue people threw a stone that hit above the cat & that startled it?

      I agree,it is a bit suspicious that the whole final rescue sequence wasn’t captured

      Great rescue, none the less!

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