Dog finds lost cat in storm drain
New Brunswick canine hailed as a hero
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.
At left, Izzy Francolini and her cat Ghost reunited.
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.