Park Rangers Help Save Cat At Marconi Beach

WELLFLEET – Park rangers at the Cape Cod National Seashore are credited with saving the life of a stray cat in need at Marconi Beach earlier this summer.

Rangers Meghan Farrell and Tyler Paul responded to a call for a cat in need of assistance underneath one of the benches at the beach. When they arrived, they found the cat had taken shelter in one of the bathrooms and had wedged itself between a toilet and a wall.

“She was in really rough shape, was soaking wet from the rain, was covered in ticks, and looked very thin,” Farrell said.

The rangers rescued the cat and contacted the Wellfleet Animal Control officer, who then turned the animal over to the Animal Rescue League in Brewster.

She has since been named “Marconi.”

“Marconi arrived at the shelter hypothermic and dehydrated,” said Dr. Erin Doyle, the Lead Veterinarian for Shelter Veterinary Services at the Animal Rescue League’s Brewster location. “She clearly didn’t have the appropriate access to food or water, but she was treated by the Brewster staff with supportive care immediately after intake and quickly began improving.”

Marconi is currently in foster care and will be available for adoption once she is given a clean bill of health.

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