Sarasota cat calls 911 to report e-meow-gency

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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:32 pm

UPDATE: Cat Depot announced Thursday that Zeke the 911 dialing cat has been adopted!  Staff there say the family that adopted him fell in love with him and took him home, leaving the staff with tears of happiness.
Zeke the cat with new adopted family

 

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A cat at a Sarasota animal rescue caused a bit of a hubbub Monday when he somehow managed to dial 911 when nobody was looking.

Zeke the cat lives in one of the offices at Cat Depot on 17th Street in Sarasota.  Staff there say that on Monday, when the office's human resident left for lunch, Zeke dialed 911 on the office phone.

Sarasota County dispatch got no response when they answered, so they called back and spoke to a volunteer at the front desk, who had no idea who placed the call.  

Further investigation led them to find Zeke sprawled across the phone, with the handset off the hook.

Staff there tells ABC 7 that Zeke has a reputation for walking on laptops and other electrical devices.

He did not appear to be missing any of his 9 lives.

Zeke the 911-dialing cat
Zeke the 911-dialing cat

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4 comments:

  • zBH posted at 11:03 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    zBH Posts: 3

    THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH for helping get precious Zeke adopted!
    ABC 7, you are "the cat's pajamas"![love]

     
  • zBH posted at 5:25 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    zBH Posts: 3

    [beam][thumbup]

     
  • zBH posted at 5:23 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    zBH Posts: 3

    Zeke is one of Cat Depot caped crusader Mighty Lou's "Friends Like Me".
    Zeke has luxating patellas (floating kneecaps) in his back legs.That's why he is in the office.
    I pray a very kind, loving person or family who can see to it that Zeke gets the surgery he needs to be FREE to walk, and run normally will adopt precious Zeke.
    Good news! Zeke's ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN SPONSORED by none other than Mighty Lou himself!
    I pray Zeke finds his forever home soon. He has been waiting and waiting. (941) 366-2404, 2542 17th Street, Sarasota.

     
  • susanh posted at 2:53 pm on Wed, Jul 23, 2014.

    susanh Posts: 1

    That cat deserves a job at a call center!

     

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