On Dec. 29, authorities were called to a home in Louisiana after neighbors noticed a cat named Bella hanging from a garage door in a precarious manner.
According to a Facebook post by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Mike Scott who arrived at the scene said that the cat had “…been stuck between a garage door of a residence and the wall.”
Deputy Scott noted that neighbors were also there trying to determine a way to rescue the feline.
He further remarked, “The neighbors were very helpful as we cautiously removed the upper frame molding that allowed some space for us to remove thecat…With a joint effort with neighbors we were able to remove the cat alive.”
A short while later, Bella’s owner returned home and grew concerned after seeing people in his yard. The group checked the cat and fortunately, she did not seem to have been injured.
The sheriff’s office noted in its statement that the area had recently experienced a flood and “the homeowner told Deputy Scott that he received four feet of water in his residence and he left earlier that day to get some lumber for repairs and Bella must have been sleeping on the garage door and he did not notice when he left.”
Recounting the experience, Deputy Scott said, “After losing so much from the flood, I was happy that I could save the homeowner’s cat. Thank God for miracles and good neighbors.”