It was a busy spring Tuesday in the Sunshine State as a deputy saved two kittens while changing a tire. Meanwhile, nearby firefighters rescued a cat from 30 feet in a tree while another deputy rescued a wandering pet ferret. All the rescues took place on just one day, May 16, 2023.
Deputy Saves Kittens While Changing a Tire
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office was proud of Deputy Janezic, who responded when a citizen heard meows coming from her car’s engine. The deputy was busy changing someone’s tire at the time but stepped up to save two kittens from the vehicle’s engine area.
“While Deputy Janezic was at a local Speedway gas station in Brooksville, a citizen noticed what sounded like a cat coming from her engine,” they shared on Facebook.
Then, they shared the smiling picture of the deputy with one of the adorable frightened kittens. Thank goodness she was able to get them outta there!
“Deputy Janezic looked in the engine bay of the woman’s car to find two kittens trapped inside. Both kittens were rescued, all while Deputy Janezic was still changing a tire in the same parking lot for another citizen. As much as Speedway would probably love to keep Deputy Janezic around, she returned to responding to calls for service after a busy time in this parking lot!”
The post went viral and was shared on Yahoo! News. The post generated over 530 comments from people praising her efforts.
One person commented that the deputy was a “superwoman,” while many others praised her heroic multitasking.
“This is why police officers are trained for multi tasking. … You just never know when you will have to change a tire and save two kittens all at the same time,” another wrote.
We noticed that someone commented that the store’s manager may have adopted the rescued kittens. So there was a happy ending for everyone! It’s also a good reminder that it’s kitten season, so it’s a good idea to honk your car’s horn, tap on the hood, and be alert for pawsible precious cargo. Kitten season is lasting further into the winter in warmer states and elsewhere, so it’s a good idea to be alert all year long.
In our previous article, you can see more helpful tips for what to do in and around the car.
Fire Rescue Saves Coco the Kitty
On the same day, Pasco County Fire Rescue shared the news that they saved a kitty named Coco, who climbed 30 feet into a tree.
“Coco the kitty thought the sky was the limit!! Big thank you to Engine 27 for climbing the 30+ feet to get her down safely,” they shared.
Great job to Firefighter Rutzen for saving this cat from so high in the sky it makes us dizzy just to see the picture!
Finding a Ferret
Last, but not least, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies went on a wild goose, er, make that a ferret chase. The slinky ferret was “weaseling” her way along Thomson Avenue in Lecanto, Florida.
The Citrus County Sherrif’s Office posted about the recovered female ferret and located her owners after asking for help on social media.
“This sweet little girl thinks it wasn’t FERRET-all that her adventure was cut short! She must have weaseled her way out of her house recently! “
They updated that they found her owners soon after the post. An amazing and adorable rescue!
We’re constantly impressed with how police, firefighters, and so many others come to the rescue for animals. Thanks for all you do to help make the world a little kinder for kitties and other critters too!