Felines Were Airlifted From Island in Frozen Chesapeake Bay - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Felines Were Airlifted From Island in Frozen Chesapeake Bay

Posted: Jan 23, 2018 3:02 PM Updated:

TANGIER, Va. (AP)- The National Guard had to fly groceries to an island in the Chesapeake Bay when December's cold snap froze the water. But there was another mission underway: helping the island's homeless cats.

Last month marked the first-ever "cat lift" from Virginia's Tangier Island. The island's estimated 500 felines outnumber humans in this isolated fishing and tourist community.

Helen Woods, a flight instructor from Laurel, Maryland, said she asked fellow pilots to bring cat food and possibly rescue some cats. One resident had just died, leaving 14 cats homeless.

Four pilots went. One was 70-year-old David Johnson of Baltimore. He flew two cats to a Maryland animal shelter in his Grumman Tiger airplane.

He said it was fitting, a "cat rescuing a cat."

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Virginia Budget Plan Benefits Teachers, College Students

    Virginia Budget Plan Benefits Teachers, College Students

    Saturday, February 23 2019 6:40 PM EST2019-02-23 23:40:46 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 6:40 PM EST2019-02-23 23:40:46 GMT
    Virginia lawmakers are unveiling a budget plan that gives increased raises to state workers and public school teachers, freezes tuition increases at state universities and pads Virginia's rainy day accounts.More
    Virginia lawmakers are unveiling a budget plan that gives increased raises to state workers and public school teachers, freezes tuition increases at state universities and pads Virginia's rainy day accounts.More
  • Over a Dozen Fulbright Scholarship Semifinalists From SU

    Over a Dozen Fulbright Scholarship Semifinalists From SU

    Saturday, February 23 2019 4:33 PM EST2019-02-23 21:33:27 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:38 PM EST2019-02-23 22:38:22 GMT
    Credit: SUCredit: SU
    Credit: SUCredit: SU
    SALISBURY, Md.- It's an honor that Salisbury University knows all too well. The Fulbright Program is an honor that can change the life of any student who receives it.More
    SALISBURY, Md.- It's an honor that Salisbury University knows all too well. The Fulbright Program is an honor that can change the life of any student who receives it. More
  • Lewes Man Honored During National Engineer Week

    Lewes Man Honored During National Engineer Week

    Saturday, February 23 2019 4:21 PM EST2019-02-23 21:21:38 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 4:39 PM EST2019-02-23 21:39:51 GMT
    Credit: DelDOTCredit: DelDOT
    Credit: DelDOTCredit: DelDOT
    DELAWARE- A Lewes engineer that works at Delaware's Department of Transportation was honored during National Engineers Week.More
    DELAWARE- A Lewes engineer that works at Delaware's Department of Transportation was honored during National Engineers Week.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices