Kids, cop team up to rescue cat

Courtney Astolfi
Mar 24, 2014


The stories I read in police reports are oftentimes sad, occasionally hilarious and frequently bizarre.

But last week, one Sandusky police report actually brought a smile to my face. On an afternoon in early March, a group of kids stumbled onto a feline-in-need on East Madison Street. The cat’s head was wedged in a chain-link fence, and it was apparent he’d been there for days, trying to wriggle loose.

The kids dialed 911, and Sandusky police Lt. Robert VanScoy responded.

The group held back some bushes as VanScoy snipped two of the links, freeing the kitty from his quandary. The kids scurried off and retrieved some water and food, then began casing the neighborhood for its owner.

A nearby resident soon arrived, explaining his inside-cat, Bob, had run off four days prior, and he’d been searching everywhere for him since.

VanScoy and the kids reunited Bob with his owner, and VanScoy called him the next day to check in.

Bob was taking antibiotics, the owner said, and was well on his way to recovery.


From the Grave

So there ARE good kids in this city!

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Great job, everybody!


Nice story!


Love you girls!!! <3


Love you girls!!! <3


This is the best story in a long time: Good, decent kids; a cop who cared enough to save a helpless animal; and a pet owner who's is actually taking good care of his cat (I'm all too aware of just how a mild mannered little kitty can turn escape artist in a heartbeat). Good work, one and all!


The girls were so upset about the whole thing we heard about it for weeks I guess it was not a pretty site but they are very happy to hear the cat is doing well :)


Love this!!!! Hooray!!!