A tiny kitten was crying for help on eastbound Interstate 20 in Fort Worth, Texas. The little guy had become entangled in a storm drain and was now wet, cold, and perplexed as traffic passed by.
Fortunately, someone noticed him before he became trapped behind the grate and called for assistance.
Police officers rescue a kitten from a Texas highway. ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏ: ғᴀᴄᴇʙᴏᴏᴋ / ғᴏʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴛʜ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ ᴅᴇᴘᴀʀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ
When two officers arrived on the scene, they were able to gradually coax the kitten from his hiding place — he was hesitant at first, fearful that they were going to hurt him. It just lay still under the sewer squealing and refused to accept the officer’s help. The two officers had to use every means to make it trust and obey.
ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏ: ғᴀᴄᴇʙᴏᴏᴋ / ғᴏʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴛʜ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ ᴅᴇᴘᴀʀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ
Fortunately, the kitten eventually caved in and decided to trust the officers. It was a little scared and timid at first, but then it gradually felt safe and jumped to the officer’s lap.They were able to remove him from the area at that point.
The Fort Worth Police Department posted on Facebook, “Officers and Animal Control transported the small cat to safety, and he is now in good hands at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center.”
The Police Department decided to let their Facebook followers vote on a name for the cat. They posted a post on social media asking netizens to give the cat a name and he was quickly dubbed Alexander (the Grate)!
Without a doubt, he won’t stay at the shelter for long before he’s adopted. He’s a cute little guy. Things could have ended badly for the kitten because he was so close to the gutter and the road, but thanks to the officers, he has a fantastic chance at enjoying an incredible life with a loving family.
ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ᴏғ ʜɪs ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ ʙᴇʟᴏᴡ!