In Lassie’s set new story, a black cat recently saved the day when its owner stepped in after falling into a hole. The cat, named Piran, trembled relentlessly in the field where their owner had fallen, drawing the attention of a neighbor who was assisting emergency workers in trying to find 83 women in Cornwall, England. The catastrophic fall occurs when the cat’s owner falls 21 meters (70 feet) into a hole.
He was walking in a cornfield near his home in Bodmin when he fell through some fences and into a ditch but fortunately survived the fall. When local residents found out he was missing, they enlisted the help of Bodmin Emergency Services to find him. However, it was the piranha black cat that would prove to be the most effective search and rescue worker, as the cat’s constant mowing of the cat led the neighbor to its owner’s location.
“If the cat hadn’t waited at the gate of that field, I or someone else could have checked there,” said neighbor Tamar Longmuir in an NPR report. Eventually, at the top of the situation, emergency services personnel were able to pull the woman to safety using a line rescue stretcher. Piran returned safely from the field where he first sounded the alarm, was taken to hospital by air ambulance, and is reported to be in stable condition. In a Facebook post, Bodmin police wrote, ” Bodmin officers were tasked with searching for the missing 3-year-old woman this afternoon.” The woman was found by a member of the public who saw the earthen cat in the corner of a large cornfield near her home address.
“Even though the lady concerned is still taking care of her, she is in a good mood and is being taken care of.” The life-saving power of pets is certainly not a subject that has become unfamiliar in the scientific literature. Earlier this year, a paper discussed how pets played a key role in protecting their owners from the life-threatening reality of social isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown. While the positive association was not considered exclusive to cats and dogs, the interviewees also mentioned birds, sheep, horses, and reptiles, which provided valuable sources of comfort.