Texas Officers Rescue Cat Found Lounging Atop a Busy Interstate Overpass

San Antonio animal care officer holds an orange cat after saving him from ledge above highway overpass

All of us understand cats delight in perching on tall areas– however this fearless feline unintentionally took his love for heights to the next level.

On Friday, Animal Care Officers from San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) got a 311 call about a cat who was caught on a ledge above a local overpass. When Animal Care Officer Tutak and Animal Care Sgt. Flores reacted to the call, they found the orange cat laying in what’s probably not the most safe area– best on the edge of the very high ledge.

Since the feline remained in an extremely unsafe situation, the officers “approached with severe care so as not to alarm the cat into jumping from his precarious position,” a Facebook post from ACS stated. Since of his lounging spot, the feline was properly named Bridges.

Bridges wasn’t quite sure of the officers initially (as can be seen by his not-so-welcoming face in the Facebook pictures), but he eventually heated up to them once he understood they existed to help, eventually letting them select him up and bring him to security.

After a successful rescue, the officers took “stunt devil Bridges” to an emergency clinic for evaluation since they didn’t know the length of time the daring feline had gone without food and water. The visit brought mostly great news, with Bridges having no major medical problems other than a possible breathing infection. After his release from the emergency room, the feline arrived at ACS “for further love and care.”

Kaitlan Helton, education professional at ACS, says the company in fact gets calls like this all the time. Bridges wasn’t alone this week, either. Helton states she believes they’ve had three “unbelievable feline saves”– including one including the removal of a manhole cover to rescue a feline from the sewage system below.

While Bridges seemed a little irritated in his rescue pictures, Helton states the orange kid is really an actually sweet feline and is changing well to shelter life.

” He’s in fact an actually sweet cat. When we saw the photos of how he was on the bridge when he looked like he was a little hissy, clearly he was just really stressed out,” Helton informs Daily Paws. “When we got him in here, he totally opened and was a brand new feline.”

More great news might be coming Bridge’s method. Helton says they think they have found his family, who will hopefully reunite with their missing cat Thursday.

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