Mercer County Sheriff saves a kitten from freezing to death

Sheriff Ernie Kelty and the kitten who he saved from death in Kentucky
@Deepizzaguy (15037)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
January 4, 2018 6:08pm CST
During these dark times that we all going through with the cold weather that has gripped the Northeast portion of America, comes a great story of heroism from Mercer County Kentucky. Ron and Lori Jasper saw a kitten that was frozen stiff at their boat dock. The kitten had been there for a period of 11 hours before the Jaspers who were not able to rescue the kitten themselves due to their elderly age made a emergency phone call to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty arrived at the boat dock where the kitten was frozen from the extreme cold weather. Sheriff Kelty took about 15 minutes to free the cat from the boat dock since his paws were stuck and he was shivering from the cold. As soon as Sheriff Ketly was able to use warm water to free the cats paws, he managed to cut the hair from the kitten that was stuck on the boat dock. Then Sheriff Kelty warmed up the kitten by holding the kitten underneath his shirt. When it was said and done, the Jaspers decided to adopt the kitten and name him in honor of Sheriff Ernie Kelty.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jan
Wonderful story! i am so happy that sheriff saved him! It is even better the kitten was adopted by the couple who sound so caring!!
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Jan
The Jaspers are around 75 years of age according to the article in a Tennessee website.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jan
@DeepizzaguyI don't think age matters if they can take care of the kitten and love it. I am sure they had to pass all the requirements for the shelter i am sure the police took the kitten. The shelter i adopted a kitten from last September even looked up who owns my house! don't know where she found the info but she had the name of the owner of my house who is my sister
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@JohnRoberts (63216)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jan
Fortunate kitty!
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Jan
The kitty was lucky that the sheriff came to his rescue.
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@kobesbuddy (55510)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Jan
What a sweet rescue story, the poor frozen kitten ending up a member of the couples family!
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Jan
That is true since the Jaspers had to make the decision whether to save the kitten themselves or have someone who could it for them make the rescue.
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@kobesbuddy (55510)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Jan
@Deepizzaguy It would have been hard or impossible, for them to do.
@RasmaSandra (19799)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Jan
That is such a heartwarming story. So glad the kitten got saved and got a home. Bless those people for taking him and bless that sheriff.
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Jan
Sheriff Kelty is a real hero for saving the life of that kitten. It is too bad that the entertainment industry presents the images of sheriffs as stupid or monsters.
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@KristenH (24961)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 Jan
Poor kitty. Way to go for the sheriff! I love these animal rescue/human interest stories.
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
5 Jan
Me too since it proves that law enforcement officers can rescue animals as well as humans,
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@KristenH (24961)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 Jan
@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
6 Jan
The cat sure didn't have to use one of its nine lives!
@ramtahal (96)
• India
5 Jan
nice story