Cat rescued from atop highway sign
The cat was spotted Thursday on a sign near an overpass along U.S. 33 in Elkhart, but police couldn't find him when they arrived. The next day, however, shelter workers spotted an orange cat sitting on top of a light on the sign, about 15 feet from the overpass.
A crew from the city's street department rescued the cat from its precarious perch.
Humane Society assistant director Megan Gonterman said the male cat was dehydrated but ate as soon as food was offered to him and had a hearty appetite.
"He was a little scared of stuff at first, but he's a really friendly cat," she said. "I think he was just happy to be down."
The cat, which has been named Freeway, was wearing a flea collar but had no identification tags. Gonterman said there is no other way to track down the owner.
The Humane Society has received numerous calls from people hoping to adopt Freeway after hearing about his tale.
Critical thinking challenge: Why was the cat named “Freeway?” Didn’t the cat already have a name?
- Posted on April 17, 2013