P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534
Hi Denise and Katrin,
While driving home from work tonite, up ahead on the roadside I saw something white near the side of the road. I drove by slowly and saw it was a cat near a sewer. I parked my car on the side and approached the sewer but the cat eventually went down into it. I peeked down there and the cat looked like one of my neighbor's at the apartment. I called out "Nicky" and he responded.
I stayed with the him and every time the traffic slowed down I tried to call him to come out. A police car came by and told me to stay off the road and to move my car which I did. I thought for sure they would try to help but when I came back from parking my car they were gone!
I stayed by the sewer calling for him to come out while watching carefully at the traffic for at least an hour. I walked back to the apartment with my heart pounding praying that Nicky would stay in the sewer so I can go find the owner.
After someone directed me to the woman who turned out to be the owner, the woman walked over with me to the cat and when we looked down the sewer Nicky wasn't there.
She went back home to call her husband and he came by about 15 minutes later. He called out "Nicko" with a spanish accent and Nicky meowed. He reached down in the sewer and grabbed Nicky by his front feet and pulled him out. Nicky was fighting him and almost got away but I grabbed in time and had a good hold on him. I hugged him and held him tightly while we walked back to the apartment. The bad part is a lot of the tenants come and go and unfortunately Nicky was left behind. These people tonite are Nicky's new caretakers. I think he's an indoor/outdoor cat which I am hoping after what happened tonite they'll keep the cat indoors. Here are pics of Nicky that I took when I just moved here. He was just a kitten. Look at his tail! It was so long and he grew into it.
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