August 27, 2014

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Road worker rescues drowning kittens

DILLONVALE, Ohio — A road worker is being called a hero after rescuing three day-old kittens that a woman had stuffed in a plastic bag and thrown into an eastern Ohio creek.

It happened Thursday in the village of Dillonvale near the Ohio-West Virginia state line.

WTOV-TV reports that crews were laying asphalt when workers saw the women throw the bag into the creek. They could see the kittens moving and meowing, and one of the workers, Bobby Bumgardner, went into the water and got them out.

The kittens were safe and recovering at the Jefferson County Humane Society, where manager Cassandra Howell was hailing Bumgardner as a hero.

The sheriff’s office is investigating, but the woman accused of throwing the baby cats in the water hasn’t been charged.

  • Brittany Lutsch

    Love to hear a story like this with a happy ending! Thank you for saving them!!

  • Amy McHugh Leonard

    Thank you for saving them. To the woman who threw them in the water….there is a special place in hell for you.

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    Put that woman in a bag and throw her in a storm sewer.

  • SweetScarlet

    Here is a case where the woman needs to be charged ASAP. Ohio has to set precedence that we will not tolerate animal cruelty.

  • Scott Poledna

    When they find the lady bag her and throw her into the river! Thank-you for saving them!

  • sueishere

    God bless the hero who rescued the kittens. The woman should definitely be charged.

  • Mark

    “hasn’t been charged”… thought I was reading another article about a vehicle driver running over a motorcyclist…

  • Tallrat

    Hero is a bit much. Caring human maybe. Diving 6 stories into a raging current while having crocodile in headlock and bag o kitties in your teeth. Now thats hero stuff!