Thursday, November 06, 2008
A Sweet Story For Dianne
As I was reading this story today from the Toronto Sun, I could not help but think of Dianne. Now Dianne is the mother of two kitties names of Siren and Mia. http://hihidipi.blogspot.com/
She is a lady with a soft heart who loves to rescue cats! I just know that she will love this story!
Cat Uses Up 1 of 9 Lives
"Abandoned feline survives 17-floor plummet from Mississauga apartment windowsill"
It takes the phrase "tree hugger" to a new level.
A black and white cat remarkably survived a 17 floor plummet out of a Mississauga apartment building window sill this week by grabbing hold of a small tree's branches just before it hit the ground.
"I don't know how it did it" said Daniel Ambaye, the building superintendent of Dixie Meadows apartments, near Dundas St W. and Dixie Rd.
"It's amazing it didn't die" added Ambaye, who found the cat abandoned in a top floor unit.
Ambaye, cleaning out the unit left vacant and strewn with garbage,found the cat Monday night and rummaged up some canned food for it.
When he returned to the bedroom, he was terrified to see the feline had jumped up onto the open windowsill, just centimetres from the ledge.
"I backed out of the room slowly," Ambaye said, "I didn't want to startle it."
Soon. though, the superintendent heard a "terrible loud screeching noise"-the cat was hurtling toward the ground.
"I ran down to the ground and there it was, bleeding from the mouth and a little dazed", he said.
Ambaye took the cat inside and cleaned its wounds as best as he could. Even a half hour later, he said the cat was still clutching the branches which had broken from the tree.
The next day, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rushed to pick up the cat.
"It's still a bit tender and a bit sore" SPCA spokesperson Allison Cross said yesterday. "Unbelievably, though, we think it's going to be okay."
The cat will be nursed to health until its owners are contacted. Cross said charges could be brought against the people who abandoned it.
Ha! I am sure if Dianne lived in Toronto, Canada, she would have been the first in line to adopt this little fellow!
For sure and Siren's nose has just nicely been getting back into joint again after the arrival of Mia!