Trooper helps save injured cat in Grafton

A trooper immediately took the cat for treatment, state police say
Harley at the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital (inset); A state police vehicle (background)
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Harley at the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital (inset); A state police vehicle (background)

GRAFTON – A Rensselear County cat that survived being struck by two cars has been reunited with his family, state police said Wednesday.

Troopers responded to a report last week of a cat being struck by two vehicles on State Route 2 in Grafton. The responding trooper found the cat on the shoulder with obvious head and leg injuries, but still conscious, police said. The drivers told the trooper that cat ran into the roadway, was hit by one car and then thrown into the path of the second. The cat’s owner was unknown.

After speaking with the drivers, the trooper immediately took the cat to Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, where it was treated and survived, troopers said. 

Workers at the hospital then worked to find the cat’s owner. They posted a picture of the cat, his right front leg bandaged up, on their Facebook page and appealed for help. The Aug. 2 post garnered more than 750 shares and the hospital soon posted a follow up comment: “Owner has been found!!!!!!!! Thank you everyone!!!!”

The cat – named Harley – has since been reunited with his family, troopers said.

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