Cat rescued from I-94 overpass finds a home
The tortoiseshell cat firefighters and animal cruelty officers rescued from an interstate overpass last week in Ypsilanti Township found a home Monday.
Max Monaghan, a 21-year-old Eastern Michigan University sophomore from Hillsdale, said he visited the Humane Society of Huron Valley several times and hadn’t found what he was looking for.
Courtesy of the Humane Society of Huron Valley
“They showed me her at the humane society,” Monaghan said. “I was interested in her story, and she was very affectionate.”
Firefighters that rescued the cat attested to her friendliness as well, as she quickly warmed to crews June 6 as they worked to get her safely off a pylon holding up the Grove Road overpass over Interstate 94 in Ypsilanti Township.
A person running near the overpass heard the cat meowing for help, and alerted the Humane Society’s cruelty investigators.
Humane Society staff named the cat “Grove” because of where she was discovered - a name Monaghan said he’ll likely keep because of her story.
Monaghan said he lives alone near the EMU campus in Ypsilanti, and was looking for a cat to keep him company.
Grove is the psychology major's first pet, and he said she is adjusting well.