A cat that jumped out of a car on the upper deck of I-93 near Boston Sand and Gravel on Christmas day spent nine days in the pipework underneath it before she was rescued by electricians doing maintenance work yesterday.
One of Juno's owners, Erin McCutcheon of Roslindale, reports Juno was at first reluctant to come down when the Local 103 electricians spotted her. But the enterprising electricians managed to get some cans of cat food somewhere and were able to lure the starving kitty down.
McCutcheon never gave up hope that Juno survived the jump out of a car on a busy highway. The electricians knew whose cat Juno was because of the fliers McCutcheon had posted all over the area under the highway.
Today, she's awaiting her rendezvous with her pet - who spent the night eating and recuperating with Jay Frazier, one of the electricians.
She describes the area where the workers found Juno:
There is a turn-off zone reserved for city/state workers in that spot, with some equipment on it that we had seen before, but it was too dangerous for us to go into on our own. We had called the highway department prior to this, and they told us they did a sweep of the area - but they wouldn't have known to look up on the ceiling in the pipes, and might not even have seen her if they weren't physically up there.
She is safely at home with Jay right now and appears uninjured, but obviously dehydrated and hungry after being up there for so long. We are so incredibly overwhelmed with happiness that she has been found, and with gratitude for Jay and his co-workers for rescuing her. As well as everyone else who has given their time, assistance, and moral support to keep us going. I knew if any cat could survive such a horrible ordeal, it would be Juno.