The Italian coast guard has rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port, after children on shore drew attention to its plight.
A sailor jumped in the sea to rescue the cat, which was floating apparently lifeless in the water, as the coast guard ship entered Marsala port from a patrol mission.
A video released Friday showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs, encouraging it: “Breathe, breathe. Wake up.” After a few minutes, the kitten emitted a few weak “meows.”
A veterinarian on shore says the kitten is now in good health. He has been given a home at the Marsala maritime district office and has been named Charlie.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Trump 2016 says
These Italian sailors rock!!! Awesome job 🙂
As a “CAT MAN”, Great job……Thanks!
Susie Norris says
God bless those children and the sailors!
Bravo… Bravo… Molto simpatico !!!
Joseph j Takacs says
In this day and age of terrorism and murder, May The Good Lord, Jesus Christ, Bless These Men And Theirs Forever. Thank You Coast Guard. Thank You Italy.
GWEN ENGLAND says
LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. BRAVO TO YOU AND THOSE CHILDREN.A HERO BUNCH.
God bless them
Hermine Willey says
I am so glad they rescued the little kitten and gave him a home and a name. Thank you Italian Coast Guard and God bless you.