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Cat in danger rescued from I-526 bridge in Charleston

Cat in danger rescued from I-526 bridge. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Cat in danger rescued from I-526 bridge. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

A Charleston County Sheriff's Office animal control officer rescued a cat Thursday, after the animal spent days stuck in a perilous position on the side of a bridge.

The sheriff's office says drivers reported seeing the cat several times during the week alongside the Westmoreland Bridge, which links West Ashley and North Charleston via I-526.

CCSO Animal Control Deputy Kim Poirier responded Thursday afternoon, and found the cat clinging for dear life to a drainage pipe along the eastbound span.

"A lost grip and a fall into the pluff mud below likely would have spelled doom for the critter," the sheriff's office said in post on its Facebook page.


Deputy Poirier was able to rescue the cat, the sheriff's office says. The animal is now being treated for an injury and dehydration at the Charleston Animal Society.