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10-Year-Old Heroically Saves Cat From Bullies

When 10-year-old Wendell Overton saw a group of 5- to 13-year-old boys being cruel to a cat, he stood up to the bullies and rescued his new friend, Jackson. Jackson is recovering well at the Outer Banks SPCA in Manteo, NC, and Wendell is fast becoming a national hero.

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After that, the cards and letters of appreciation started pouring in.

Via Facebook: Outer-Banks-SPCA

"Our friend Wendell stopped by yesterday to visit Jackson and received this stack of cards and letters from all over the country! Big thanks from Wendell!"

Here's Jackson recovering at the shelter.

"WOW! Words cannot express how moved we are by the overwhelming response to Wendell's story. We wanted to give everyone an update on Jackson, the cat saved by Wendell's compassion and bravery. He is recovering well, resting comfortably, eating like a king and will be looking for a new home soon!"