Here is an excerpt from the Post and Courier article featuring the story of “fat cat,” who had a close call with a truck and was saved at Charleston Animal Society:
A cat found pinned on the chassis of an 18-wheeler is so fat that the staff of the Charleston Animal Society thinks she must have an owner and hope for a reunion.
On Wednesday, chassis mechanic Anthony Delocco was performing a routine inspection in the CSX transfer yard in North Charleston when he found the cat trapped. It was severely injured, appeared dehydrated and very scared.
Despite that, Delocco said the cat was fully cooperative when he was freeing it. Afterward, he called animal control, which took the cat to the animal society on Thursday.
Dr. Sarah Boyd, director of shelter health and wellness, said when the cat arrived, she was in bad shape.
“Her right front leg was completed mangled. From the outside, it appeared limp, but (scans) showed the tissue was obliterated,” said Boyd, noting that the animal society put her on morphine derivative painkiller, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
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