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Motorist suddenly stops on bridge to rescue tiny stranded animal (video)

By Justine Seraphin Country Manager

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We would hope that everyone would try and help an animal in need if they ever saw one. But rare are those who are brave enough to put themselves in harm’s way to do so.

A few months ago, Nicole Toney was driving across a bridge when she suddenly noticed something in the corner of her eye.

As she passed by it, she realised it was a tiny kitten clinging to the edge of the bridge. By the time she realised the kitten needed help, she had already passed her.

On a mission to save kitten stuck on a bridge

But Nicole, a huge animal lover, turned around immediately. Thankfully, the kitten was still there when she returned to where she had first seen her. 

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Nicole parked a few meters away from the kitten to avoid scaring her. Then she approached her very slowly, ignoring all the huge trucks and cars zooming past her on the bridge. When she was close enough, Nicole placed a hand behind the cat in case she tried to jump. Thankfully, the poor thing was so scared that she stayed very still.

A new chance at life

Once Nicole had her safely in her arms, she returned to her car and drove the kitten home. She named her “Ducky” because she was a “lucky ducky” to have survived her ordeal. And, of course, she kept her.

Ducky now lives with her cat and dog siblings and, of course, her beloved mum, who saved her life. She hasn’t completely forgotten about life on the streets and is still sometimes quite skittish, but at least she knows she is safe and loved, forever.

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  • MomKatPat
    What a Hero!!! Thank you to Nicole for stopping to rescue this tiny kitten from certain death. How many others saw this little baby and just kept going?
    Nicole is 100% Earth Angel 💖
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