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Rescuers Save Cat on a Cold Dam Spillway

The kitty slid all the way down into the arms of the rescuers before it hit the water

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    Rescuers Save Cat on a Cold Dam Spillway
    Huntington County Sheriff's Department

    A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana.

    The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam.

    Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers decided to help.

    "There was not anyway to gain access to the animal, short of taking a boat out and hoping we could coax it down," the sheriff's department wrote on Facebook. "It was decided it was worth a shot to attempt the help the cat versus doing nothing."

    The workers got permission to shut down the flow of water and they launched a boat. Video shows when the boat reached the spillway, the cat slid all the way down into the arms of the rescuers before it hit the water.