VIDEO: Deira’s cat rescuers each receive 50,000 Dhs from Sheikh Mohammed
A combined photo of the four cat rescuers.
Gulf today, Journalist
Four Dubai residents received a generous sum of money from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, for rescuing a cat stuck on the ledge of a balcony on the second floor of an apartment building in Deira last week.
Video of the incident went viral.
The cat rescuers confirmed that they had received a reward of 50,000 Dhs each from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid.
The ruler of Dubai thanked them for their act of mercy.
Ashraf Blanza, a Moroccan national, said he had received a reward of 50,000 Dhs, and that the three others who participated with him in rescuing the cat received the same amount from the ruler of Dubai.
He thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his generosity.
After the rescue operation went viral last week, Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: “Proud and happy to see such acts of kindness in our beautiful city. Whoever identifies these unsung heroes, please help us thank them. ”
Video showed the cat was unable to climb back to the ground due to the lack of grip on the glass balcony fence.
After several attempts, the feline gave up. The locals noticed the cat in distress.
A quick-thinking resident brought a bed sheet to save the cat.
A handful of locals gathered there and spread the sheet on the bed.
The cat realized that people had gathered for the rescue operation.
The cat jumped up and people grabbed it.
The cat was inspected by residents and then given water to cool off.
The citizens praised the efforts. The video was first uploaded to the TikTok social media platform.
Authorities urged everyone to contact emergency services when they witness such a situation.
All lives matter!