Cat Rescued From 60 Freeway Overpass

MIRA LOMA (AP) — A 1-year-old black cat that was perilously perched on a freeway overpass just inches from a
200-foot fall is safe and recovering from her ordeal at a Riverside County animal shelter.

Animal Services Officer Gary Pahls found the cat last week sitting atop a concrete barrier overlooking State Highway 60 in the Mira Loma area.

The animal services department says Pahls enlisted the aid of the California Highway Patrol to conduct a traffic stop so he could rescue the stranded cat.

Pahls said he was afraid the cat might dart away when approached, but he said she was very calm and relaxed and seemed thankful that he came to her aid.

Animal services officials say the cat may be pregnant and is being monitored by veterinarians.

The cat has been nicknamed “Mira,” short for Mira Loma.

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  • Nancy Eigenhouse

    It is always heartwarming to read about a story with a happy ending. So glad that “Mira” was successfully rescued and that someone cared enough about her well being to do just that. Hopefully she and her babies, if she is indeed expecting a family, can all be spayed/neutered to help prevent any more homeless kitties. May she (and her family) all find loving, life-time homes to call their own.

  • TT

    Thats just awsome news!!! Go Officer Pahls !!!! :) :)

  • Hex the Italian

    Deport the cat… It’s probably an illegal

    • TT

      hheeyyyy ….. dont pick on the poor kitty ….

  • Sally Forth

    Public Service personnel showing the best
    side of their humanity and compassion for
    the innocent and helpless—in this case
    a cat…a black one at that.
    Many thanks to Animal Services Officer Gary Pahls
    and the Highway Patrol.
    —- Sally, Studio City, CA

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