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Brothers say they stopped hawk from taking flight with kitty

Emmy was saved from a hawk attack and is now seeking a fur-ever home. (Source: Sav-R-Cats Animal Center) Emmy was saved from a hawk attack and is now seeking a fur-ever home. (Source: Sav-R-Cats Animal Center)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Surfside Beach no-kill cat shelter is currently the home to an adorable kitty who may be proof that cats really do have nine lives. Her rescuers say Emmy was nearly carried off by a hawk near Murrells Inlet last month. Instead, two brothers stopped the "Kitty Hawk" from taking flight.

A group of four was on vacation from Maryland and driving near Murrells Inlet when they saw a kitten on the side of the road, according to a Facebook post from the Sav-R-Cats Animal Center in Surfside Beach. As they pulled over to help, they saw a red hawk swoop down and grab the kitten. Thankfully, the hawk did not have a good grip, and dropped the kitten. They manage to grab the cat before the hawk went in for a second attempt.

The vacationers kept the kitten in their room overnight, and brought her in to the shelter the next morning. A worker at the shelter named her Emmy, after Ryan Emmert, one of her one rescuers. The shelter says she is about five weeks old. The shelter thanked the "four angels" who brought her in to the shelter, where she will be kept safe until a permanent home can be found for her.

You can see more pictures of Emmy, and find out how to adopt her or another kitten in need of a home, on the Sav-R-Cats Center Facebook page, or on their website: http://www.sav-r-cats.com/

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