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Tabby Was Rescued from Razor Wire in September

FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016 – A cat that once dangled precariously from razor wire outside a Riverside business returned to the loving embrace of his owner today.

The 2-year-old orange Tabby had been cared for by team members of the Riverside County Animal Services veterinary team for about one month after his razor wire predicament.

No one knows exactly how or why Surrender the cat ended up stuck in the razor wire on Sept. 17 at a business along 2880 Hulen Place in an industrial area of Riverside. A passerby contacted Riverside County Animal Services when he saw the cat dangling. Officers Mary Salazar and Jenny Selter responded and, thanks to some assistance from nearby business employees, safely rescued the cat.

The cat needed some intense care for a period. Then his tail needed to be amputated because it was not healing properly. After that surgery, Surrender required extra time at the county’s main shelter in Jurupa Valley to recover.

A veterinary team member removed the stitches on Thursday, setting up today’s reunion.

Today (Oct. 14, 2016) officers Salazar and Selter rolled out with Surrender and reunited the handsome boy with John Pritzlaff, 26, the rightful owner of the cat. 

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