Deputy Saves Drowning Kitten Clinging to Oysters Under Bridge

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A crying kitten was hanging onto oysters on a piling of the Roosevelt Bridge (in Stuart, Florida), struggling to stay afloat. A Martin County Deputy came to the rescue and pulled the tiny distressed kitten out to safety.

Photo: Martin County Sheriff's Office

"It's not a typical water rescue, but this one had everything to do with nine lives. The Martin County Sheriff's Marine Unit was called to an area near the Roosevelt Bridge after a good Samaritan called to say they could hear tiny cries coming from the water," Martin County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) wrote on Facebook.

MCSO Marine Deputy Michael Libasci began to trace the cries and found a tiny black kitten climbing onto some oysters on the piling for dear life. "The kitten was worn out and struggling to stay afloat. Deputy Libasci was able to pull the animal out of the water and get it safely inside the boat."

"Once on-board, the kitten wanted to stay and hang out with our Marine Unit."

Photo: Martin County Sheriff's Office

Exploring around the boat. The kitty is thankful to be safe.

Photo: Martin County Sheriff's Office

Deputies took the kitten to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, where the little guy was named "Roosevelt," after the bridge.

Cuddling with a volunteer. Safe and loved!

Photo: Martin County Sheriff's Office

Little Roosevelt is doing very well at his foster home.

He's got a friend to cuddle with, and is very loved by his caregivers.

Photo: Lisa, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

Update:

Roosevelt has been adopted by his rescuer!

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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