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Teen who Rescued Noose-bound Cat Adopts it

Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 --- 6:33p.m.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- A Stevens Point teen who waded chest-deep into water to save a noose-bound cat is formally adopting the feline victim.

Gino Bulak was walking at a dam under a highway bridge earlier this month when he noticed an animal curled up on a concrete slab a few feet from the dam opening. The 18-year-old wasn't sure what is was or whether it was even alive.

Still, he said leaving it there "wasn't an option." So he waded in chest-deep, with water rushing from the dam. The nearly lifeless cat had a noose around its neck.

Bulak took it to the Humane Society of Portage County, where it recovered from rope burns and water in its lungs.

A Stevens Point Journal report (http://spjour.nl/MyP47H ) says he planned to formally adopt it Saturday.

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Information from: Stevens Point Journal, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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