When you’re a police officer, it’s your duty to protect those who can’t protect themselves.
And that includes our friends in the animal kingdom.
Of course, that’s sometimes easier said than done. When you’re facing a highly trafficked highway and one tiny, skittish creature, you’re definitely putting yourself in harm’s way.
But that didn’t stop officer Cameron Ross of the Livonia Police Department, when he got a call about a small – and absolutely petrified – kitten huddling against the concrete divider of a busy highway.
He wasn’t about to let the little guy fend for himself out there!
Officer Ross stopped the car, got out, and approached the kitten saying, “it’s okay, it’s okay.”
But kitty was just too scared and before Ross could reach him, he took off! He raced along on the side of the road, Officer Ross in hot pursuit.
Then the kitten did something extremely dangerous: he leaped onto the divider in an attempt to get away!
But that gave the officer all the time he needed, and he was able to snag the terrified little guy before he could get into more trouble.
The police department wrote about the incident online and everyone is cheering Officer Ross’ kindness and quick thinking:
“He encountered the caller on the right shoulder, who pointed out a small black ball huddled down next to the concrete divider (left shoulder).
As you can imagine, this required strategy. Officer Ross and another officer backed their patrol cars down the shoulder to position themselves, hoping for a positive outcome.”
The officer’s body camera captured the event and that video is now getting a ton of attention online.
Those of you from my generation will remember Felix the Cat. Officer Koss responded to I-96 near Levan on a report of a kitten on the freeway. He encountered the caller on the right shoulder who pointed out a small black ball huddled down next to the concrete divider (left shoulder). As you can imagine, this required strategy. Officer Koss and another officer backed their patrol cars down the shoulder to position themselves, hoping for a positive outcome. The video tells the story. Felix, later named Libby, was taken to the Humane Society where she was treated for an upper respiratory infection and was nourished back to health. The photos show Officer Koss with his rescued kitten. Nice job Officer Koss!! Libby is available for adoption at the Michigan Humane Society. The phone number of the Humane Society is 734-721-7300. Chief Caid.
Posted by Livonia Police Department on Monday, May 21, 2018
Even better, the kitten, whom the police officers named Libby, is safe and healthy at the Michigan Humane Society. She was treated for a respiratory infection but otherwise, she seems to be okay.
She even got a chance to wear her rescuer’s hat!
Now, Libby is available for adoption and given this video’s popularity, she’s almost guaranteed to find a warm and loving home.
And in the meantime, three cheers for Officer Ross! Not everyone would’ve gone to all that trouble just to assist a helpless little animal, you know.
Source: The Dodo