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Wichita firefighters rescue injured cat from icy river; animal likely had been thrown off overpass

February 9, 2018

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WICHITA — Firefighters have rescued an injured cat from an icy river in downtown Wichita after the animal apparently was thrown off an overpass.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a motorist spotted the black cat Thursday afternoon and called 911. Wichita Fire Lt. Kenneth Ast says the cat was sitting on ice in the middle of the Arkansas River when crews arrived.

Fire Capt. Neko McBee says the ice "was starting to crack" when rescuers in wetsuits and an inflated boat reached the animal. The fire department said in a tweet that the cat was likely thrown off the overpass.

The animal rescue group Beauties and Beasts has dubbed the cat "River" and said on Facebook that he sustained "severe" injury to his rear legs. The group asked for "loving thoughts."

Comments

Jillian Andrews 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Bill McGovern 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Sickening. What kind of low life garbage does this to a helpless animal? Probably chewed an iPod cord or something and the idiot went stupid.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the Wichita firefighters for saving this poor injured and abused cat.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

If someone treats animals like this, they will treat humans just as bad. It's not like there aren't shelters everywhere to take your animals if you don't want them anymore. This was. straight out cruelty.

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