14-year Old Boy Dives into Overpass to Save Cat Hanging Over Bridge
This 14-year old boy hurried to rescue a cat hanging off the over-bridge on a freeway. The grateful tabby clung to his rescuer and didn’t want to let go.
This is Gavin, and Lucky the cat.
While driving her son to a party, Erin Brown could not believe her eyes when he saw a cat thrown out of a speeding vehicle ahead of them. As he stopped his car, Gavin, her son, warned the oncoming vehicle to stop so he could help the kitten.
Brown says “In shock watching the cat slam the pavement and scurry all over the highway he ran to the overpass right by me and jumped on top of the overpass about to jump down…Not sure which I’m in more shock of, the cat being thrown out a window of a moving vehicle on 196 or my son flying out of my car onto the highway and diving into an overpass to rescue a cat.”
The cat was gasped heavily from the shock. His nails were pulled off from trying to hold the pavement too hard.
He clung right into Gavin’s arms, and the boy held him firmly and just kept petting him to show him he was safe and get the cat’s trust.
They took Lucky to BluePearl Animal Hospital, and the employees began treating him. They gave him medication to ease the pain. The union was instant, and Gavin was a hot emotional over his new friend.
Afterward, a good Samaritan heard of their story via Facebook and offered to take responsibility for the medical bills. Gavin was excited over this kind of support and tears were flowing from his eyes but Gavin then stated that he would also give his own $63 to take care of the bills. Brown’s heart was filled with gratitude.
Lucky is doing fine and getting better at his new home. The two friends became much attached. Brown says that Lucky knows that Gavin rescued him and their relationship is indescribable. She also says that Lucky is an excellent and lively cat that is just plain lovable.
This heroic boy loves animals and would love to be a veterinary when he grows up. He is working hard to make it come true and we certainly hope his dreams come true.
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