Hero Cat Alerts Owner to Sinking Yacht

Major Tom the cat is being credited with saving the life of his owner when his yacht began to fill with water while it was anchored 40 nautical miles off the coast of Australia. “He kept head-butting me and got me up, and eventually after checking the wind and doing the normal course check I noticed the bow heavy, heavy in the water … the whole boat was flooded,” said owner Grant McDonald. “It was too dark and too dangerous to enter and try and find a leak. I had to make the quick decision to get the cat and get on the life raft as quickly as possible.” After being in the raft for hours, McDonald and his cat were rescued by a passing container ship with a Chinese crew. McDonald, who lived on the yacht, lost everything but his cat when the boat sank. — Read it at People Pets


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