A day in the life of a state trooper seems as if it must be action-packed, right? High-speed chases, detective work, gunfights, and raids! Ok, maybe that’s only in 90’s buddy cop movies. In this story, instead of an action-packed day, an Ohio State Police Trooper got to have the sweetest day with a kitten on the highway.
Highway Kitten Rescue on State Route 123
Lebanon Post Trooper Jacob Olsen of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was driving along state route 123, located in Warren County, Ohio when he spotted a kitten. He immediately knew what to do. With no second thought, he stopped to pick the small gray kitten up before any harm could come to it on the busy road.
Olsen decided to take the kitten back to the Lebanon Post. At the post, other troopers and dispatchers gave the little floof all the love it could ever want! Hugs, kisses, food, water, you name it, the little guy got it. The kitten was so young he needed to be bottle-fed.
There was no way the Post was letting this adorable cutie go. We’re pretty attached just looking at the pictures! After the rescue, one of the Post’s dispatchers, Mary Blust, decided to adopt the kitten. Now he could come to work all the time! Official pawfficer kitty, maybe? Blust even named the kitty Trooper after his rescuer.
Trooper sounds like a fitting name for the kitten that survived on the highway until a miracle came along.
Trooper ‘Feel Good Files’
The Ohio State Highway Patrol took to their Twitter page to post the feel-good story. People fell head over heels in love with Trooper and his story!
“FROM THE FEEL GOOD FILES. Recently, Lebanon Post Tpr. Jacob Olsen rescued a kitten on SR 123 in Warren Co. The kitten was taken back to the post and cared for by @OSHP dispatchers. The kitten, now known as ‘Trooper’ has found his forever home with Disp. Mary Blust!” the Twitter post stated.
FROM THE FEEL GOOD FILES. Recently, Lebanon Post Tpr. Jacob Olsen rescued a kitten on SR 123 in Warren Co. The kitten was taken back to the post and cared for by @OSHP dispatchers. The kitten, now known as “Trooper” has found his forever home with Disp. Mary Blust!🐱💙 pic.twitter.com/yPD4uehu4b
— OSHP_SWOhio (@OSHP_SWOhio) May 21, 2022
“Such a cute, adorable, and precious kitty! God bless Trooper Jacob Olsen for rescuing this sweet baby, and Dispatcher Mary Blust for giving little Trooper a forever home,” said one Twitter user.
Another tweeter noted, “So sweet – bless [Trooper] Olsen for rescuing him!”
If you happen to see an animal on the side of a roadway and you stop, make sure you and the animal are safe and out of harm’s way first. Sudden movements could spook the animal onto the roadway and end up hurt or hit by a car. If you can handle the situation, once safely captured, take the animal to the nearest animal shelter or hospital for aid and to check for a microchip. As always, if help is needed, call 911 and have the proper authorities come help rescue the animal and get them to safety.