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Animal Service Officers Rescue Cat Hanging Out On 91 Freeway
CBSLA.com) ^ | March 8, 2014 11:23 PM

Posted on 03/09/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Riverside County Animal Services Officers had been receiving “frantic” calls for several days about a black cat perched along a center divider on the 91 Freeway.

Animal Services Spokesperson John Welsh said any time officers went to investigate, the cat was no where to be found.

Officers Tiffany Fuller and Jenny Selter, along with an additional colleague doing an educational ride along, managed to locate the feline just before noon Saturday. Officer Selter found the cat relaxing underneath the Van Buren Boulevard Bridge.

“Part of the trouble was, we had been getting calls in the morning during rush hour, so we think the slow-moving motorists had better views of the cat,” Officer Fuller said. “When we were able to roll out to try to find the cat, speeds had picked up and we couldn’t see the black cat in the dark shadows underneath the bridge.”

The officers said today’s rescue could not have happened without the “excellent help” of two California Highway Patrol officers. The CHP officers conducted a traffic break, giving the animal control officers a good opportunity to safely get the cat out of her precarious location.

“We have no idea how she got there,” Fuller said. “But we’re thinking she was sure smart enough not to leave that spot once she got there.”

Registered Veterinary Technician Tonya Ornelas examined the 3-year-old cat — thought she might be a bit dehydrated — and treated her with fluids.

The cat — described as “a sweetie pie” by officers — is doing very well.

Officers named her “Vanity,” a play on words from where she was found (underneath the Van Buren Boulevard) and, wrote Welsh, “because she was quite vain to sit there, similar to a queen on a throne, waiting for her rescue to transpire.”

If an owner does not come to claim Vanity, she will be sent to one of Animal Control’s adoption partners, Welsh wrote.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

Vanity was rescued today from the 91 Freeway. (credit: Officer Tiffany Fuller/Riverside County Animal Services)
1 posted on 03/09/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

OHHHH poor baby

91 freeway is congestive even on Sunday morning

He look like house kitty


2 posted on 03/09/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BenLurkin

Basement cat


3 posted on 03/09/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: BenLurkin

I belong to a similar looking cat. I don’t know how many other servants she has. She just comes around when she feels like it, then disappears for a while.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 9:51:33 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BenLurkin; Slings and Arrows
Friday came and went...


5 posted on 03/09/2014 9:54:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: BenLurkin; Slings and Arrows

kittyping


6 posted on 03/09/2014 9:56:08 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: BenLurkin

““frantic” calls for several days about a black cat perched along a center divider on the 91 Freeway”

People worried about bad luck? BTW, black cats are among my favorite. I’ve always had at least one.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 10:15:16 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Mercat

Just glad that the handsome fellow got rescued..


8 posted on 03/09/2014 11:09:33 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: pallmallman

OOPs!!! I mean glad SHE got rescued!!


9 posted on 03/09/2014 11:10:14 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: BenLurkin

They Called Her Vanity! Sounds like Prince’s ex-Girlfriend who sang Nasty Girl in 1982. She (nee Denise Mathews) is now an evangelist in real life.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 11:15:36 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: a fool in paradise; Mercat; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

11 posted on 03/09/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; BenLurkin

12 posted on 03/09/2014 11:20:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: BenLurkin

RivCo animal services is one of the best I have ever seen. They actually care about the animals and work to get them adopted rather than just destroyed. I got my Mina from there a couple of years ago and they were great.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m very happy that she was rescued before some idiot used her for target practice with his car.

She looks a lot like my Lucas Prince of Darkness.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 11:26:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: KC_Lion

*chuckle*


15 posted on 03/09/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: TheOldLady

She’s a cutie, no doubt.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: BenLurkin

Awww...


17 posted on 03/09/2014 11:48:58 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like my Snooki, who’s a feisty little girl!


18 posted on 03/09/2014 12:21:16 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for posting. So glad she was rescued.

She looks like our Isis- a beautiful solid black girl ketteh.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: catnipman

If you’re on the 91 Freeway during rush hour, you’ve got enough bad luck as it is.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BykrBayb

That is true about being owned by a cat. I have the same situated with mine.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 12:57:21 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Jean2
Mine is the laziest damn cat you'll ever meet........she doesn't even know how to play.

And BTW way, should you ever stop by my house, you'll never see here. As soon as the doorbell rings, she's under my bed..........Can't figure it out since the pet adoption agency said she was friendly and great with people and other pets.........

I think they lied......

22 posted on 03/09/2014 2:59:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like our “Poo” who died in 2001 at the age of 24. We’d had her her entire life. Great little gal she was.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 3:34:03 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If I didn’t already have three basement cats, I’d take her in.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 6:58:34 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Glad they finally found here. Here in Palm Beach,FL, they don’t do that kind of thing.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Fawn

In Palm Beach cats don’t hang out on freeways?


26 posted on 03/10/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL....I meant Animal Care & Control doesn’t rescue them....


27 posted on 03/10/2014 11:26:45 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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