February 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Since not all of our blogging pals are on Facebook, we wanted to share a story that unfolded here in our little town of Satellite Beach.


On Monday night someone reported hearing noises in the drainage pipes a couple of blocks from our house.  As it turned out 19 manatees were stuck in there.  With the help of Florida Wildlife Manatee Rescue and Sea World, as well as our own Fire Deparment and Public Works Department, all 19 were safely removed and returned to the Indian River.





Here are some links if you would like to read more:
News 13,  WKMG,  Florida Today

Want to learn more about Manatees?   Click HERE   Click HERE to see a post we did a while ago with a video Dad took of Manatees.

It was amazing to watch all 4 groups work together so seamlessly.  We're so proud of our little city and the fantastic services we have.  By the way, the grate that was previously there blocking the pipe must have washed away in a storm....a new one is in it's place to make sure this doesn't happen again.

26 comments:

GLOGIRLY said...

What a story!
Manatees are so large too!
A wonderful testament to small town team work and a love for all living things
xo

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We enjoyed watching your FB posts last night. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story with us!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Wow, that was quite a rescue! I'm so glad the manatees were rescued!

Julie said...

You've every right to be proud! What an amazing story and a great happy ending. Well done to all those involved!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We were following this story, too. We love hoe humans are willing to work all night for the love of animals like that. Paws up for a great save!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We were following this story, too. We love hoe humans are willing to work all night for the love of animals like that. Paws up for a great save!

Ann Adamus said...

Had watched some of this unfolding, a heartwarming story ... and of course, having lived there awhile, we LOVE the manatee and are thankful they have been rescued! An amazing undertaking by many!
(PS we linked our post to you today, for Thankful Thursday)

Mark Muller said...

many thanks to your city and all the helpers who where there to rescue that manatee. and many thanks to you for sharing this story, it's a sign that our world can be good too...
easy rider

The Swiss Cats said...

What a story ! Thanks to all the helpers, that was a successful rescue ! Purrs

Laila and Minchie said...

Such a heartwarming story! So thankful they all made it out safe and sound. Mom loves manatees.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE saw this story on the Nightly News... it is GRRRRREAT...
THANKS fur Sharing it HERE fur everybuddy to see and know about!!!

Fur Everywhere said...

I'm glad the manatees were rescued and returned to the river. That's really awesome, and I bet it was exciting to watch.

Marg said...

We are so glad that the Manatees got rescued. Great people that helped them. You have a great day and so glad that Bill is doing so well.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is quite the rescue story. I am glad they were able to save them all.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...rockin awesum teem werk by everee one; we R veree happee ta lurn that all 19 R doin sew well....N glad they wuz abe bull ta mark them ta keep trax oh their progress ♥♥♥

we hope de waters warm up sew they can stay safe & warm; thanx for sharin thiz storee ☺

♥♥♥

onespoiledcat said...

We just love manatees and are SO happy this group of heat-seeking cuties were all rescued successfully. YAY for the city of Satellite Beach for pitching in and CARING.

Hugs, Sammy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We saw that story on the news - what an amazing tale of human kindness!

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

dezizworld said...

OMC How in da world did 16 of those lawge cweatures get in da dwain pipes? Dat's so pawsum dat so many came togedder to save them.

Allie sure is lookin' bootyful and weez so glad yous daddy be home and has nurse Raz to help him. Weez sure hims is bein' da bestest nurse evew.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Flynn said...

That was a great rescue.

claudiovet14 said...

Wow, what an incredible story. Great job to all those involved in the rescue efforts.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

There are some stories that are just plain weerd. That was one of them... MOL!

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, my what a story! Amazing! Bravo to all who the rescuers!

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad the manatees were rescued. Thanks for sharing this story.

Austin Towers said...

What an amazing story! Glad it all worked out well for the manatees! xx

Kitties Blue said...

it's amazing that even without the grate that they could fit in there. We are so happy that this story has a happy ending. Mau sends Allie kisses and paw-pats. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

So glad that someone heard them before it was to late to save them!!

XOXO