MEN DRESSED AS SUPERHEROES COME TO CAT’S RESCUE
Superheroes don’t just save the day in the movies and comic books anymore. Over the weekend, two men dressed as Batman and Captain America came to the rescue of a cat trapped in a burning West Virginia home. John Buckland (Batman) runs Heroes 4 Higher, which tries to spread positive messages to kids through the use of costumed characters. He and Troy Marcum (Captain America) were working a children’s event Saturday when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby home. Just like fictional superheroes, the duo immediately jumped into action and ran over to see if anyone was trapped inside. First Marcum and Buckland, a former fire fighter and Iraq war veteran, were able to push open the door, and then eventually broke a window to allow some of the smoke to escape. “The smoke lets out and as I can start to see I reach down and grab something furry,” he said. The cat was initially unresponsive, but after resuscitating measures were taken, the feline came around. Buckland said the cat “takes a look at me, then hissed,” but he wasn’t at all surprised by the animal’s reaction. “He got resuscitated by Batman, that's a pretty scary thing to wake up to,” he joked.