Cats may have nine lives, but a feline in Georgia was spared two of them, thanks to the help of firefighter Jim Cadenhead.
The 29-year-old was dispatched in June to help a cat that had fallen down a well, according to PeoplePets.com
. After saving the feline, Cadenhead took him to the local animal shelter.
However, after a few weeks, the father of two girls started getting calls from local animal rescue
groups. One woman in particular got his interest.
"She told me a lot of people were following the story, and wondering what would happen to the cat. It got me thinking," he told the news outlet.
After talking it over with his family, Cadenhead decided to adopt the cat, now named Max. He most probably saved the animal from being put down.
It looks like Jim and his daughters, Kelsey, 10, and Sarah, 11, are loving their new addition to the family.
"He's the first cat I've had since I was a child," Cadenhead told the news source.
The Humane Society reports that six to eight million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.