Police Close Down Freeway to Rescue Adorable Kitten

By: Nathan Grant

This kitten is adorable but caused great difficulty for New Zealand police.

In Auckland, New Zealand, police received a car about a “small orange and white ball of fluff” nearly causing accidents on the Southwestern Motorway.

Police got to the scene quickly, and realized the cause of chaos was a tiny kitten!

“Unfortunately she was spooked by the approaching officer and quickly bolted across three lanes of live traffic,” police said on Facebook. “She narrowly avoided the worst.”

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Once the kitten was in the center of the freeway, the police were obligated to shut down the highway for a temporary period of time.

This ended up being the best decision for the situation, as it allowed police the chance to get the kitten and bring her to safety.

“In all, it took a little over a half an hour for them to get her,” Shelley Nahr, media coordinator for the department, told The Dodo.

Of course, this little kitten was not done causing a little trouble.

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As the police officer was making a call in the patrol car with the kitten, he noticed the kitty had fallen out of sight.

“He searched high and low and found nothing,” police said. “Until he heard the faintest meow coming from the dashboard.”

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While no one knew how, the kitten had managed to make her way into the dashboard. A local mechanic was contacted to help rescue the kitten for the second time!

Once the dashboard was removed, the kitten was safely pulled away. She had been huddled against the heating fan.

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Fortunately for the kitten, she had a forever home already looking to take her just a week after her rescue. The dispatcher that had taken the 911 call about the cat, Glenda, decided she wanted to bring the kitten into her family.

“She now lives with her new owner and her three daughters,” Nahr explained. “They have a bulldog named Dobby, so they named her Winky as that is the elf’s best friend’s name in the ‘Harry Potter’ novels.”

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The kitten, now known as Winky, was on the mend. She has been taking antibiotics for her fleas, but she is on her way to being a healthy kitty.

To no surprise, Winky and Dobby have grown quite close.

Source: The Dodo


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