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Idaho Legislator Saves Kitten

For a second time in recent months, Rep. Cliff Bayer (District 21) went out of his way to assist a kitten in need. On Thursday, driving home from work, Mr. Bayer watched a kitten dart across traffic on Victory Road and fall helplessly into a storm drain. Mr. Bayer stopped to assist the animal. He placed a long stick between the grate openings to provide the kitten a means to climb out of the water below while Mr. Bayer summoned help. Having been flatly denied assistance by both a passing law enforcement officer and Ada County Humane Society dispatch, Mr. Bayer single-handedly removed the drain grate and reached for the kitten, but it was beyond arm’s length. Without hesitation, Mr. Bayer lunged head-first into the drain until his shoulders were well below the drain opening. He grabbed the kitten and extricated both himself and the palm-sized animal to safety/letter writer Amy E. Bryant/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Did you ever save a cat or a dog?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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