Officers Save Kitten From Car Engine–And From Life As A Stray!

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on June 7, 2016

What is it about a man in uniform–especially one who loves tiny animals?! If you liked the story about the Florida police officer who returned from a call with a new puppy, you’re going to love this!

NYPD 69th Precinct Police Officer Reiff was one of the cops who answered a “cat” call. Concerned citizens had heard a desperate meowing coming from somewhere inside a car, and enlisted the help of the police.

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When the officers arrived on the scene and inspected the vehicle, they discovered he was stuck inside the engine! Officer Reiff used a jack to raise the car, shimmied underneath, and carefully freed the stray kitty.

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He cradled the tiny kitten to comfort him, and aside from having some dirt and grease in his fur, this fortunate baby was unharmed!

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The officer’s new furry friend was taken to the station where they gave him a bath and some snuggles after his exciting day.

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Love Meow reports that one of the officers at the station decided that he wanted to give the kitten a forever home–and adopted him right that and there. Not only was he saved, but he was no longer a stray! It looks like this is one lucky little black cat.

Thanks to these heroes in blue, who save more than just human lives!

(h/t: Love Meow)