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.
Information from: Stevens Point Journal, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.