Deputy Mike Scott Saves Bella The Cat From a Garage Door

Ascension Parish Deputy Mike Scott rescued Bella the Cat from this garage door.

Ascension Parish Deputy Mike Scott rescued Bella the Cat from this garage door.

Ascension Parish Deputy Mike Scott Saves Cat From Garage Door

Ascension Parish, Louisiana –When Bella the cat took her morning nap, she never expected to be the talk of the town.  That’s exactly what she became however, when Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Scott had to come to her rescue after she became lodged in a closed garage door.

When a homeowner, whose home was damaged from floodwaters left to buy lumber on December 29th 2016, he closed his garage and headed for the store, unaware that Bella the cat was napping on the garage door.  According to WLOX neighbors phoned police that Wednesday morning with reports of a cat being stuck in a residence.

Deputy Mike Scott responded to the scene, unprepared for the sight.  “A cat had been stuck between a garage door of a residence and the wall,” said Deputy Scott. “Never in all of my years was I prepared to encounter what I saw upon my arrival.”

Thankfully, his 34 years of law enforcement experience kicked in as he quickly assessed what needed to be done to free the feline.  Neighbors and construction workers were all standing by to assist in the efforts.  “The neighbors were very helpful as we cautiously removed the upper frame molding that allowed some space for us to remove the cat,” he said. “With a joint effort with neighbors we were able to remove the cat alive.”

The homeowner, returned confused and worried at the cluster of activity at his house.  As Deputy Mike Scott replayed what happened to the homeowner, he exclaimed, “Oh my God, Bella.”

“I am not much of a cat person, but no one wants to see an animal suffer,” said Deputy Mike Scott. “After losing so much from the flood, I was happy that I could save the homeowner’s cat. Thank God for miracles and good neighbors.”  Thankfully for Bella the cat, those nine lives served her well that day and law enforcement once again proved, it doesn’t always take a fireman to save a furry friend.

“It’s a privilege to be on the streets with these much younger criminal justice professionals,” said Deputy Scott. “I like to be able to assist with taking calls like such so that the younger deputies can stay available for criminal complaints and investigations,” he added.

Spoken like a true senior Deputy, Mike.

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