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Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

Two men woke up this past Saturday morning, with the intention of catching some fish on the Warrior River in Jefferson County, Alabama. They had intentions to spend a relaxing day on the river catching some fish but what they found instead was something they never expected to catch when they set out that morning! All I can say is thank goodness they went fishing that day because their catch would most likely have died if left alone in the wild!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

While fishing the Warrior River, two men saw something on the nearest shore jump into the water and start swimming toward their boat. They waited to see what was headed their way and were shocked when it was finally close enough to determine what was coming for them.

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

This is when they realized it was a kitten and it was desperate to reach their boat!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

Once the orange tabby reached the boat, one of the men lifted it up out of the water, where it immediately showed its gratitude!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

The kitten was cold and wet and incredibly happy to have been rescued!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

Once the kitten was on board the fishing vessel, the men looked toward the trees where he came from and noticed something else swimming towards the boat.

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

It was a second orange tabby kitten, also desperate enough to brave the water to get to the safety of the boat!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

This kitten too was lifted from the water and onto the boat where it was reunited with his brother!

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

The men made sure to stay a while, watching the shore to ensure there were no more kittens swimming towards their boat in need of rescue.

Two Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens In River

These kittens were lucky to find two men willing to take them onboard, ensuring their safety and survival!

Check out the video of their rescue below.

These two kittens were obviously dropped off by some jackass, to use the fisherman’s words.  They were willing to take to the water in order to reach help which is not something a feral cat would be willing to do.  It’s just so sad that someone would basically sentence these kittens to death by abandoning them in a rural area when they are obviously domesticated pets dependent on humans for their food and protection.  The fishermen not only rescued these two orange tabbies but when they got back to town, they found a family with two young daughters to adopt them.  Thank goodness for good people in this world that are willing to do for these animals what their original owners would not.

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