Bella the cat may have used up one of her 9 lives.
Just after the holidays, retired captain Deputy Mike Scott of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana responded to a call for help about a cat that was stuck between a garage door and a wall.
“Never in all of my years was I prepared to encounter what I saw upon my arrival,” Scott said. This chilling image posted to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page would send shivers down the spine of any cat lover:
When Deputy Scott arrived at the scene, he recalls that neighbors and construction workers were already at the scene trying to free the cat. He quickly jumped in to help. “The neighbors were very helpful as we cautiously removed the upper frame molding that allowed some space for us to remove the cat,” he said. “With a joint effort with neighbors we were able to remove the cat alive.”
What seemed like several hours to remove the cat, the homeowner arrived on scene in a panic as he observed neighbors and deputies in his yard. Deputy Scott, holding the cat, advised the homeowner of what just occurred and the homeowner exclaimed, “Oh my God, Bella.”
Miraculously, Bella did not have any injuries from the ordeal!
After speaking with the homeowner further, Deputy Scott learned that the homeowner (and most of the residents in the neighborhood) were devastated by recent floods. He had left earlier that day to get some lumber to do some home repairs and didn’t notice Bella sleeping on the garage door when he left.
“I am not much of a cat person, but no one wants to see an animal suffer,” said Deputy Scott. “After losing so much from the flood, I was happy that I could save the homeowner’s cat. Thank God for miracles and good neighbors.”