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#InternationalCatDay: Watch the Italian coast guard revive a kitten

An Italian coast guard crew was headed in to port in Marsala on Sunday afternoon when a group of children flagged them down and pointed out a kitten floating lifelessly in the water.

According to a Facebook post from the Corpo delle Capitanerie di Porto, a crew member dove into the water and pulled the kitten onto the boat. Crew members performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and after a few minutes, the kitten began to cough up water and mew softly.

Crew members took the kitten to a local veterinary clinic for care. The crew plans to adopt the kitten, which they've named Charlie.

Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›