How many officers does it take to rescue a kitten from a car?
Apparently 7 from the NYPD 32nd Precinct and Special Ops Units, along with 2 emergency services trucks
In all likelihood, the appeal of a kitten IS difficult to ignore for anyone.
Regardless of how many rescuers were involved, the young feline was in desperate need of saving.
It was this past Wednesday when a man was driving through Brooklyn, New York, just going about his day.
Temperatures reached a high in the low 40’s.
Fortunately, he was very alert and had to break quickly to avoid hitting a small kitten. It had just been sitting there in the road on the Jackie Robinson Parkway!
When he got out of his car though, the kitten was no where to be found.
Figuring it had run off, he was glad it was out of the street at least. He continued on to his destination; Harlem.
It would be about a 15-mile trip in the frigid winter weather and congested traffic.
As he drove, he was shocked to hear a loud meow when he arrived in Harlem!
Pulling over immediately, he could hear the cat crying from under his car.
He was able to flag down a passing officer who called in for reinforcements.
They jacked up the car and were able to see the little kitten, a black-and-white female, peering out.
It’s a miracle the tiny baby was able to hang on to the vehicle during the journey!
Clearly terrified, they were finally able to reach the kitten and extract her from the vehicle.
She was taken to the local ASPCA to be examined and vetted to see if she belonged to anyone.
Although she is healthy, she is a stray so will likely be put up for adoption.
The girl was named “Chance”.
One of the officers who helped pull her from the car was Sgt. Christopher Chance.
Along with the tribute to him and her lucky second chance at life, it’s the purrfect name.
They had been calling her “Lucky”, another appropriate name.
They happily reported that despite her scary ordeal, she hadn’t lost her appetite!
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Posted by Devoted_feeders on Thursday, December 20, 2018
Remember to check your vehicle or bang on your hood when cold weather hits.
It is a favorite, toasty warm place for our feline friends to snuggle up, unaware of the deadly dangers.
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!
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