SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A state worker is hoping to save feral cats before they are washed away near the Tower Bridge in Sacramento.
Dave Johnson says he’s been doing this for about two years now, and he calls it his lifelong mission. He’s passionate about cats, especially those by the Tower Bridge.READ MORE: 'Fundamentally Undemocratic': Democratic Lawmakers Push For Recall Reform
“They know my voice,” he said.
He supplies them with food, and makes sure they’re spayed or neutered.
But with rising water levels, he’s concerned about their survival. He’s set cages to trap them, hoping to get them to a shelter.READ MORE: East Sacramento Intersection Transforming Into Sac State ‘University Village’
“I was trying to do it, like, all week into the cages but they don’t go to the cages. They’re so smart,” he said.
But other critters aren’t so smart.
“Sometimes I get raccoons but I haven’t see them lately though but they’re here too,” he said.MORE NEWS: Hamilton Debuts In Sacramento Bringing Thousands To New Performing Arts Center
There are no stairs to get to the cats, and it’s about a 30- to 40-foot drop. He gets down with a two-story fire escape ladder and uses rappelling rope to tie around the cages to get them up.