Firefighters rescue stray cats from Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When a pair of helpless stray cats became stranded on the Sacramento River following days of heavy rain in Northern California, a team of firefighters came to their rescue.

Members of the Sacramento Fire Department used a boat to make their way to the animals, which had climbed into a tree in the center of the river. One cat leapt into the water as the rescuers approached, and they had to scoop it up using a net. The other was successfully pulled from the tree.

The cats were taken to a local shelter and city officials told ABC the cats were both in good condition. They will eventually be released back into the wild.
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