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Italian Sailor Uses Mouth-to-Mouth to Revive Kitten

A veterinarian on shore says the kitten is now in good health

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    A drowning kitten was saved by members of the Italian coast guard in Sicily who gave the tiny feline mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    The Italian coast guard has rescued and revived a kitten that was drowning by using massage and mouth-to-mouth, after children on shore drew attention to its plight.

    A sailor jumped in the sea to rescue the cat, which was floating apparently lifeless in the water, as the coast guard ship entered the Sicilian port of Marsala after a patrol mission.

    A video released Friday showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs. They encouraged it: "Breathe, breathe. Wake up" and after a few minutes the kitten emitted a few weak "meows."

    A veterinarian on shore says the kitten is now in good health. He has been given a home at the Marsala maritime district office and has been named Charlie.