Slideshow: Jailed avalanche crossers were desperate to get sick cat to vet

A helicopter surveys the lake that has submerged the Richardson Highway Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 outside Valdez. Snow slides covering the highway have dammed the Lowe River, complicating efforts to clear the road.
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Ninja the cat perches on Kristina Clark on Monday in Valdez. Clark and Donney Carlson, left, were arrested Saturday for walking through the Richardson Highway avalanche blasting zone in a bid to get Ninja critical medical care in Valdez.
Robert Dunning, Valdez District Superintendent of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities inspects avalanche debris in Keystone Canyon Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
Jason Sakalaskas
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities did an overflight of the avalanches in Keystone Canyon to monitor the situation Monday January 27, 2014.
ADOT&PF
Craig Medred