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Kitten adopted by NCDOT employee who saved its life

Posted May 18

Employees of the North Carolina Department of Transportation rescued a kitten thrown off the Old Manns Harbor Bridge Outer Banks bridge Wednesday.

Three of our Underwater Inspectors, Reece Newman, Ben Presgrave and Billy Cox rescued the kitten.

Newman and his family decided to adopt it Thursday, and after a vet appointment,  Bridger Catfish Newman was welcomed to his new home..

The NCDOT tweeted about the adoption, praising Newman for "going the extra mile."


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  • Arinzo Williams May 19, 8:53 a.m.
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    Glad this family showed some compassion to this little one.

  • Eric Rothman May 18, 8:16 p.m.
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    If I ever saw someone throw a kitten off a bridge, GOD HELP THEM!!

  • Janet Scott May 18, 7:22 p.m.
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    Thank you to this wonderful man!

  • Thomas Williams May 18, 6:52 p.m.
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    Nice job, and thanks for providing a home to this little fellow.