It’s always nice to have a devoted companion. Animals have excellent intuition and can respond quickly to assist you if you find yourself in a dangerous position.
Like one clever feline who is credited with saving his 83-year-old owner’s life when she fell into a ravine.
The Bodmin Police in England launched a search for an elderly woman who had gone missing in the region on August 14.
But, thanks to an odd source, they were able to make progress quickly.
A local woman claimed to have heard a cat meowing ceaselessly near the corner of a vast maize field.
Soon after, the neighbor discovered that the missing woman’s cat, Piran, belonged to her and was attempting to inform her of her whereabouts.
The 83-year-old had apparently fallen far over an embankment in a field near her home.
“The elderly female had fallen approximately 70ft down a very steep embankment, with incredibly difficult access and uneven terrain,” according to a statement from Bodmin Police.
Following the discovery of the missing woman, Bodmin Police and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rushed to her aid, rescuing her from the ravine.
Cornwall Air Ambulance flew her to the hospital when she was hoisted out. She was said to be in stable health and is “in excellent spirits” while she continues to get care, according to an update.
“It’s a massive ‘well done’ to all the emergency services who worked together and to Piran,” the unidentified neighbor told the BBC. “The outcome could have been a lot worse.”
Piran deserves a lot of credit for saving his owner’s life, even if emergency responders did the actual rescuing.
Given the woman’s age and the fact that she was hidden from the rescuers, it’s easy to see how things could have turned out quite differently if the cat hadn’t been so watchful.
The cat has been hailed as a hero: “Piran the cat saved the day!” Bodin Police wrote on Facebook.