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It seems that one feline at the Cat Depot shelter in Sarasota, Florida, considered his boredom to be a local emergency.
So he did what any cat would do: He called 911.
KCTV reports that emergency dispatchers received a call from Cat Depot around lunchtime. When they answered, all they received was a busy signal. As is protocol, the dispatcher called the number back. Lynn Racies, a shelter staff member who had just returned from lunch answered the call. Racies was as mystified as the 911 dispatcher, but went around the shelter to make sure no one had placed an emergency call.
That’s when she discovered the likely culprit. An assistant said she had seen the phone extension for Racies light up while Racies was away at lunch. When she went into the office to investigate the mysterious call, she found Zeke, a 3-year-old shelter cat, sprawled across the phone’s keypad. The receiver was knocked off the cradle.
Apparently this is not the first time Zeke has engaged in phone antics, having managed to hang up on callers and dial an outside line (non-emergency) in the past.
Zeke’s emergency call earned him just the kind of attention he was seeking. Cat Depot reports that Zeke has since been adopted into a loving family.