Bill Betheras found Noah and Moses floating in floodwaters. He rescued them, washed them and took them to Dr Fred Bronson.
Bill Betheras found Noah and Moses floating in floodwaters. He rescued them, washed them and took them to Dr Fred Bronson. Max Fleet

Felines weather flood in esky

A MEOW heard among the churn of floodwaters along Bundaberg Creek alerted Bill Betheras to the fact he was staring at no ordinary pile of rubbish.

The photography enthusiast was taking pictures from the Quay Street pedestrian bridge when he heard what sounded like a cat in distress and turned around.

Cuddled together in a bait esky among a pile of rubbish and debris were two nine-week-old domestic short-hair kittens.

“They sort of looked up at me with these big eyes,” he said.

“I think they were pretty glad to see me.”

The kittens were dropped off at Mr Betheras's family vet after a hearty meal of tuna and a good wash.

Named Noah and Moses in a nod to the flood, the two cuddly companions are now looking for a home in the Bundaberg region.

Free vaccination and microchipping will be provided by staff of Fred Bronson Veterinary Clinic for the new owners.

To adopt the cuddly companions, phone the vet clinic on 4152 3255.



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