TURKEY – A lost cat was spotted as it was swimming a mile off shore by rubbish collectors scooping waste out at sea.
The environmental workers were shocked to see the cat paddling away from them.
The cat looked exhausted after its long swim and the workers could see seagulls trying to attack it.
And so, they launched a daring rescue bid with one of them hanging overboard with a large net to try and scoop up the wet cat but the scared animal kept evading capture.
Eventually, they decided to change their tactics and instead started up a conveyor belt which they use for removing solid waste from the surface of the water.
They then directed their boat at the swimming cat and the cat suddenly leaped up and into the boat.
They later dropped the cat off at a port in the Ayvansaray district of Istanbul, Turkey, where it was declared to be in remarkably good health following its ordeal.
The crew of the boat explained that they had no idea how the cat came to be so far out to sea and said that they had never seen anything like it before.
The boat is owned by the Istanbul Environmental Management Industry and Trade Inc which is contracted by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to help keep the sea clean in the Golden Horn.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.