Cat rescued after 3 winter days in drainpipe
Posted: January 13, 2014 - 3:25am

Veteranarian David Calland examines "Piper" at the Findlay Animal Hospital Friday morning, Jan 10, 2014, in Findlay, Ohio. Piper spent at least three winter days in a drainpipe before groundskeepers at a school cut through the pipe Friday to free the orange cat, which was muddy, emaciated and hypothermic. (AP Photo/The Courier, Randy Roberts)

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed.

The Courier newspaper reports a resident in Findlay heard the cat's cries Wednesday. Groundskeepers at a school cut through the pipe Friday to free the orange cat, which was muddy, emaciated and hypothermic.

The male cat has been named Piper. It has a broken leg and other injuries signaling it's had a rough time lately. But things are looking up, with a number of people volunteering to adopt if it goes unclaimed.

One veterinarian assessed the cat this way: "If they truly have nine lives, he probably has three left."

The Latest

Front PageMan allegedly had child porn

Police: Berwick suspect on probation facing felonies for online contact

Front PageBlack Lives Matter on BU campus

Hundreds gather to protest and build bridges

Front PageSon is cleared of gun charges

A Berwick-area man was cleared by a jury of all gun charges filed in...

Front PageChildren’s hospital expanding

Geisinger adding family room to help patients’ loved ones relax

Front PageTrump invites Russia to find Clinton emails

Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find...