Does anybody know where this photo came from?
Where did the rescue take place? Who is the firefighter? What type of cat is this?
If you google images – fireman rescues cat russia – it’s the second image listed. The DU track puts this pic online fall of 2009. The russia track puts it online prior to Jan of 2006.
I found this comment on the Museum of Hoaxes site, which considers the image to be real and not a hoax:
The expression on this cat’s face is pretty wild, but I don’t see any evidence of photoshopping. I found the image on this Russian livejournal site, so I’m guessing it might be a Russian fireman who just saved the cat.
But then, when I followed the above Russian Livejournal link, the photo image no longer appeared.
If the rescue indeed took place in Russia, then the cat is most likely a Siberian cat.
Bunk X says:
The Know Your Meme site suggests that the cat was “supposedly rescued from an air vent.”
Does anyone have more information about this photo?