A brave, kind man stopped in the middle of a freeway to rescue a cat holding onto a metal fence while no one else wanted to do it.
A cat was seen by many clinging to a Valley freeway fence, meowing as loud as he could for help. Richard Christianson spotted the cat and knew right away that it was up to him to rescue the cat.
“It’s crazy how people just assumed this cat was hit by a car and was dead,” he posted on Facebook. Rescue groups told him that it was too dangerous to get the cat while car raced by around him. “(The cat) wasn’t dead or hit by a car, it was just stuck on the freeway …the cat was scared and dehydrated.”
Richard walked along the busy freeway himself to rescue the terrified cat.
“He (looked) at me in total surprise and as if he was asking me to save him. The poor little guy seemed joyous and relieved to see me. There was no struggle whatsoever – he just went lump in my arms and started to purr,” Christianson told ABC15.
“I was presented a situation in life where I had the opportunity to help out a little (furry) friend who was in a bad jam in which I chose to take part in and help out,” he wrote. “As humans we all should look out for one another…. A life is a life… (Regardless) if it’s skin, fur, feathers, or scales.”
He named the cat Freeway and took him to the Arizona Humane Society for some badly needed medical attention. After more than 30 days of recovery which included two surgeries, this gorgeous orange fur-ball was finally ready to go home with the person who saved him!
Freeway, an American Curl cat, has been through just a lot.
Christianson is willing to do whatever within his power to make Freeway feel comfortable and loved in his new forever home.
“I’ve got too much invested in this baby to let him fail.” he said. (ABC15)
“A few seconds of kindness can last a lifetime,” he added.