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SC cat rescued after fall from bridge into creek

Jul 20, 2010 7:20:00 AM - thestate.com
She landed with a splat in a South Carolina creek after a fall from a freeway bridge.

The kitten has been named "Splat the Cat" by the woman who rescued her.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Karen Griffin Allen and her husband were on their boat along Clouter Creek on Sunday when she saw something fly off the Mark Clark Expressway bridge.

Karen Allen says she watched as the cat tried to swim against the current and fished her out with a fishing net.

Allen sent the kitten to the Feline Freedom Coalition, a 20-acre complex in Ravenel that cares for abandoned, abused and feral cats. Volunteer Debbie Williams says they will care for the cat for about six weeks to make sure she's healthy and disease-free before offering her for adoption.