Thursday July 21, 2011
A HAPPY TAIL AND THE MOST PURRFECT ENDING FOR FREEWAY THE MOTORWAY MOGGY
Thursday 21st July 2011: Freeway the feline at the centre of yesterday’s dramatic motorway rescue was reunited with his owner following nationwide coverage of his highway hell. The kitten formerly known as Chester was recognised by his owner when pictures of him being just whiskers from death were broadcast on the national media.
The kitten originally from Kilmainham may have climbed into the engine of a car, dropping out on Ireland’s busiest motorway as Freeway tested the theory that cats have nine lives. His rescue by DSPCA Ambulance driver Lisa Kemp involved major cooperation from passing motorists, Gardai and the local and national media as radio stations requested cars to slow down so a catastrophe could be avoided.
Orla Aungier, DSPCA Operations Manager said “The images of Freeway frozen to the side of the motorway really captured the imagination of the country and we are absolutely thrilled that the coverage allows him to be reunited with his relieved owner.
While we all love a happy story we would like to draw people’s attention to the fact that we have taken in over 250 unwanted cats and kittens in June and another 194 so far in July. We are appealing to the public to consider adopting one of our beautiful felines.'
Freeway was microchipped by the society today, a process they recommend for all pets –especially those that manage to avoid a death toll- so they can be reunited quickly for the purr-fect ending.
The DSPCA, founded in 1840, is a not for profit, charitable organization that is dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare and the protection and rehabilitation of sick, abused or neglected animals. To make a donation to the DSPCA or see the good work they do please log onto www.dspca.ie
See Freeway meet his owner here