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Somebody Apparently Threw This Cat Off The Bridge, But Luckily This Boat Captain Spotted Her
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Somebody Apparently Threw This Cat Off The Bridge, But Luckily This Boat Captain Spotted Her

Meet Captain Jordan Smith, a man who pulled something completely unexpected out of his fishing net last week. “I saw this little head swimming around,” he told Huffington Post. “She was swimming toward me, like, ‘Oh, human, save me!’”

See, on Thursday night, when Smith was out on the harbor in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, when he looked up and saw something falling off the Marler Bridge, “probably 15 feet off the water”… “At first I thought it was like a trash bag, with some trash in it,” he said. But the object started moving. Then he saw frightened orange eyes and realized it was a tiny cat.

Smith got into the water to pull out the feline, now named ‘Miracle’. “She latched ahold of me and didn’t want to let go,” he said. “She was just staring at me the whole time.”

According to Smith, someone must have thrown the cat off the bridge on purpose, but he didn’t see who the cruel person was.

Now the kitty is recovering at the vet’s. The doctors said she was pregnant and went through a miscarriage. Smith is planning on adopting her if the miraculous cat gets along with the captain’s dog, whom he refers to as ‘princess’.

We hope all goes well for this little lady – you are in good hands now, baby girl.

More info: Facebook (h/t)

Meet Captain Jordan Smith, a man who pulled a cat thrown off bridge from his fishing net last week

Image credits: Jordan Smith

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Lara B.
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4 years ago

I can't (and don't want to) believe how horrible some people are. Why on earth would you do that? There are shelters everywhere! “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”- Immanuel Kant

Molly Neary
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4 years ago

Sad part is many municipal pet shelters put animals down for space and or due to age, especially the owner surrendered pets. :( But still less cruel than being dumped.

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

Further proof that humans are the cruelest living things on this planet (and possibly beyond)

cassiushumanmother
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4 years ago

Leni you said :"have you seen a cat play with a mouse before it eats it? What, you think that's accidental or something? Or that he needs that to survive?". It is to survive that cats do that.Nature is ruled by "energetic cost" of doing something, so the cats did'nt play with mouses, but exhaust their prey in order to kill it more easyly. It cost more energy to kill a prey who is fighting for his life than killing an exhausted prey.this is why cats can kill snakes..., they don't play, they use a smart hunting technic to save their energy and have more chances to kill the prey and finally eating.This is not a game but a surviving skill that's in genes by natural selection, this is why even human feeded cats are doing it anyway.

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Leni
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4 years ago

That cat's face, poor thing, it's so stressed out :(

Katinka Min
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4 years ago

:-( Yes, it looks totally traumatized. Let's hope he did only that one pic and then quickly put her in a nice warm and fluffy towel, the poor thing.

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Lara B.
Community Member
4 years ago

I can't (and don't want to) believe how horrible some people are. Why on earth would you do that? There are shelters everywhere! “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”- Immanuel Kant

Molly Neary
Community Member
4 years ago

Sad part is many municipal pet shelters put animals down for space and or due to age, especially the owner surrendered pets. :( But still less cruel than being dumped.

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

Further proof that humans are the cruelest living things on this planet (and possibly beyond)

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
4 years ago

Leni you said :"have you seen a cat play with a mouse before it eats it? What, you think that's accidental or something? Or that he needs that to survive?". It is to survive that cats do that.Nature is ruled by "energetic cost" of doing something, so the cats did'nt play with mouses, but exhaust their prey in order to kill it more easyly. It cost more energy to kill a prey who is fighting for his life than killing an exhausted prey.this is why cats can kill snakes..., they don't play, they use a smart hunting technic to save their energy and have more chances to kill the prey and finally eating.This is not a game but a surviving skill that's in genes by natural selection, this is why even human feeded cats are doing it anyway.

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Leni
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4 years ago

That cat's face, poor thing, it's so stressed out :(

Katinka Min
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4 years ago

:-( Yes, it looks totally traumatized. Let's hope he did only that one pic and then quickly put her in a nice warm and fluffy towel, the poor thing.

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