Dog finds lost cat in storm drain

New Brunswick ca­nine hailed as a hero

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A New Brunswick cat who had been miss­ing for six weeks had an un­likely saviour: A dog.

Shelly Co­lette was walk­ing her dog Cash a few weeks ago in Sackville, N.B., when the black bor­der col­lie Labrador mix stopped over a man­hole and re­fused to move.

Co­lette looked down and saw a cat through the grate and im­me­di­ately knew it was Ghost, a lo­cal cat who had been miss­ing for weeks.

She called Ghost’s owner Izzy Fran­col­ini, who rushed to the scene.

City work­ers were able to re­move the man­hole cover, but it wasn’t un­til about nine hours later that Ghost fi­nally emerged and was caught.

The cat re­ceived his name be­cause of his no­to­ri­ous elu­sive­ness — he was once found in­side a wall and it took nearly a month to catch him.

COUR­TESY IZZY FRAN­COL­INI, THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

At left, Izzy Fran­col­ini and her cat Ghost re­united.

COUR­TESY SHELLY CO­LETTE, THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

When Bor­der col­lie/Lab mix Cash stopped by a storm drain and re­fused to move his owner Shel­ley Co­lette looked down and saw a lo­cal cat through the grate who had been miss­ing for weeks.

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