A New Jersey highway was shut down by Police Officers in order to save a trapped cat last Saturday. The feline was reported to have been stuck in a concrete barrier located in the middle of the State Highway 36 in Middletown, New Jersey. After getting the call from a concerned motorist, Officer Nicholas Fenezia first responded to the scene and found the scared gray-striped cat trapped on top of the barrier as cars sped in both ways. The officer then tried to approach the cat but as he got closer, the frightened feline jumped from the concrete barrier and ran towards the highway’s shoulder where a police car was parked and disappeared. Officers rushed to check where the cat went and found the animal hiding under the vehicle’s undercarriage. The officers then called the animal control and a tow truck company for help. A few lanes of the highway were closed for about an hour while the rescue took place. The cat was successfully freed and unharmed.
The cat is very lucky that a concerned motorist spotted him/her and called the authorities for help. Being trapped in a dangerous highway is very scary. The feline could easily get run over by speeding cars. We bet it’s why the frightened kitty opted to stay on top of the median concrete barrier even if it meant that he/she will have to stay there for quite some time. Luckily, the feline wasn’t stuck there for a long time, thanks to the motorist who called for help and to the officers who responded to the scene and rescued the animal. We are very glad that kitty was saved and is now in good hands.
The rescued gray tiger striped feline is approximately 9 to 12 months old. Unfortunately, at the time of rescue he/she wasn’t wearing any identification tag or collar and didn’t have a microchip as well. Since the authorities were unable to identify its owner/s, the cat was placed in the care of the local Humane Society. The lost cat’s owner/s can claim the feline by calling Middletown Health Department at 732-615-2095. If you know the cat’s owner/s, please tell them the good news that their feline friend was found last Saturday.
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