Officials: Cat Survived in Downspout for Days


(Courtesy: Joella Hamlin, Hancock County Humane Society)

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FINDLAY, Ohio — A cat that officials believe may have been stuck in a pipe for four to five days was finally rescued Friday.

Dana Berger, the Hancock County Chief Animal Control Officer, said the cat had some wounds on its face and neck but was in pretty good shape considering the circumstances.

Video posted to YouTube prior to the rescue showed a downspout that ran up Donnell Middle School in Findlay, Ohio.  Cat sounds could be heard from inside the pipe.

Berger believes the male cat had been chased into it, where he got stuck.

He said the rescuers flushed water through the pipe, which motivated the cat to stick his head out of an opening.

Once that happened, they could pull him out of the downspout.

The cat was taken to a nearby vet to get checked out and will be taken to the Hancock County Human Society afterward so the adoption process may begin.

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