Family adopts cat found on San Mateo Bridge

Family adopts cat found on San Mateo Bridge

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Raisin, the cat that was found hiding inside an AT&T utility box in the middle of San Mateo Bridge last month, has been adopted, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) reported this week.

“It looks like he’s going to be receiving lots of attention and love from his new family,” PHS/SPCA stated in a Facebook post, sharing a photo of the new growing family. “Happy tails Raisin!”

On March 17, an AT&T technician dispatched to the bridge for minor repairs spotted the cat hiding in the utility box at one of the vehicle pullouts in the middle of the bridge, said Buffy Martin Tarbox, PHS/SPCA spokesperson. The PHS/SPCA fetched the cat and brought him for medical evaluation to its Coyote Point shelter and found to have some minor abrasions, but was overall in good condition. Officials don’t know how Raisin ended up on the bridge, but don’t believe he walked there on his own. The cat had suffered road rash, so the belief is he traveled there in a vehicle and either exited the car or was forced out.

Raisin spent the last month recovering at the PHS/SPCA’s Coyote Point shelter but was in overall good condition. He was also microchipped and neutered.

Raisin is just one of more than 200 animals PHS/SPCA has helped since San Mateo County instituted the shelter-in-place order, the shelter said.

Photo credit: PHS/SPCA Facebook page.