May 20, 2015
What better name for a cat rescued on a busy freeway than “Freeway.” This lucky cat, saved in April by a Good Samaritan, is now going home with the man who saved his life, ABC15 News reported May 15.
Richard Christianson posted his rescue of a cat on April 9 on his Facebook page. The kitty,, trapped in a fence, was ignored by hours and deemed too dangerous to be saved. Richard thought differently, and after the rescue, he told his thoughts on how the cat, now dubbed Freeway, was treated
“It’s crazy how people just assumed this cat was hit by a car and was dead and DPS and The Humane Society just ignored calls about this cat for over 6 hours ( 7 hours if you count the hour and 20 mins I waited for them ) the cats mouth is bleeding from trying to chew it’s way through the fence, it wasn’t dead or hit by a car, it was just stuck on the freeway …the cat was scared and dehydrated … Poor thing !! Please share this video to show the lack of response ability of the people our taxes pay their paychecks !!”
Arizona’s Interstate 17 was a busy place. Too busy for an orange and white cat who had been injuries to his mouth and legs after attempting to free himself from a chain link fence on the median.
Richard took matters into his own hands by saving Freeway. He was able to park close to where Freeway was trapped, and the video he made of the rescue soon went viral.
Now, more than a month later, two surgeries, $1,000 in medical care, a foster home and lots of love from Arizona Humane Society, Richard is taking Freeway to his new forever home.
It’s believed Freeway, who is an American Curl, was the victim of abuse. Richard realizes he has a lot of work ahead of him to gain Freeway’s trust. In an interview with ABC15, he said
“I’ve got too much invested in this baby to let him fail.”
Anyone who would like to send Freeway treats can do so by mailing to Freeway, The Miracle Kitty at PO Box 573, Laveen, AZ, 85339.