KITTEN RESCUED FROM DAMES POINT BRIDGE

Jacksonville Humane Society Saves Kitten Found
on Top of Dames Point Bridge with Help from Construction Crew

Jacksonville, FL – (May 23, 2017) A five-week-old kitten is now safe in the care of the Jacksonville Humane Society after construction workers at the top of the Dames Point Bridge rescued him.

At approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st, Good Samaritans Arthur Eatley and Jose Rosario were working on a construction project at the top of the Dames Point Bridge when Jose heard a kitten cry. They stopped work to locate the sound and found a tiny white and brown kitten huddled behind a large piece of concrete. The two men were able to grab the kitten and pull him to safety. They gave him water and the snacks they had with them – including string cheese, a piece of apple and a granola bar. They then brought the little kitten to the Jacksonville Humane Society.

Dames Point the kitten after he was rescued by a construction crew on the Dames Point Bridge.

Upon arrival, the kitten received a thorough examination, vaccines, flea treatment and a microchip. JHS staff named him Dames Point in honor of his journey. Our veterinarian determined that the kitten needed to gain weight but was otherwise healthy. He is now in a foster home where he will spend the next 3-4 weeks gaining weight before he can return to JHS for neuter surgery and adoption.

Dames Point the kitten with his foster mom, Meghan.

“This is just one example of the many acts of compassion that happen in Jacksonville every day,” said JHS Executive Director Denise Deisler. “Dames Point’s rescuers already have a dangerous job and knowing that they took a risk to save this kitten is generosity at its best.”

For more information about Dames Point and the many kittens in need at the Jacksonville Humane Society, please visit jaxhumane.org. Anyone wishing to send a donation can do so by calling 904-725-8766 or jaxhumane.org/donate. Donors can also donate and ship gifts for the kittens right to our shelter by using this link: jaxhumane.org/kittenwishlist .

Dames Point getting ready for his close-up!

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Special thanks to Kaitlyn Chana from Action News.