BRIDGEPORT — A 10-year-old boy rescued a cat thrown from a bridge in the city Wednesday morning, and now Bridgeport Animal Control is asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible.
The young boy saw a man throw a box off the River Street bridge, near the intersection of Knowlton Street and Berkshire Avenue, and then heard meowing coming from the box, which Bridgeport Animal Control said was “completely taped up and tied in a garbage bag.”
Bridgeport Animal Control said the boy “ran to the water’s edge and was able to save this gorgeous male cat.” After the rescue, the boy spotted a Bridgeport police officer and flagged him down to help.
Other than the description the boy gave of an adult man, the animal control officers said they don’t have much more information and are hoping the public can provide leads to help them find the person responsible.
“Do you know this cat?” the Bridgeport Animal Control pleaded in a Facebook post. “Did you see anything? Do you know who would have done this?”
Social media was buzzing throughout the day Wednesday, with people hoping to find the boy and reward him for his heroic act.
“He was actually walking here (to Bridgeport Animal Control) to bring us the cat when he saw the police car,” animal control officials said. “He did this because he is the sweetest with a huge heart! I wish we knew who he was too!”
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