Injured leopard cat saved with CPR by off-duty policeman
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 14, 2018
This is the heart-warming moment a hero off-duty policeman saved an endangered leopard cat with CPR after it was hit by a car.
The delicate feline was found seemingly lifeless on the road by a resident of Tongxiao township in West Taiwan’s Miaoli county on July 15.
Residents picked up the injured cat and handed it to off-duty cop Lee Chien who lives nearby and he rushed the moggy back to the Wumei Police Station.
The animal appeared to have been on the verge of officially being declared dead when Lee called a vet friend and had him walk him through how to save the small cat.
Footage shows Lee then massaging the leopard cat’s chest, giving him CPR on the vet’s instructions.
He was advised to massage the animal’s heart for two minutes until fresh blood could be seen flowing from its nose.
With the officer’s help, the cat luckily survived and was later handed over to the Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan’s director, Chen Meiting.
The Miao county animal protection office confirmed that the leopard cat did not suffer any broken bones but would not have survived its injuries had Lee not performed CPR in the police station.
Lee said the leopard cat had since been named Shihu following the miraculous life-saving CPR.
He said: ''The people who picked the injured cat up from the road helped to save him. I hope that drivers will take care not to hit cats. If they do they should try to help them.
''It is never too late to help an injured cat. This one was very frail but he is recovering. I hope he can go to a good home.''