The NYPD’s mission to protect the lives and property of their fellow citizens extends to the city’s furry citizens as well. When Brooklyn resident Geraldine Cassone was stopped at a traffic light on Monday afternoon, she saw a little black kitten run in front of her car. She got out, just in time to see the terrified animal jump up into the wheel well of her Toyota sport utility vehicle. The light turned green. The kitten stayed put. Even though some drivers beeped their horns, many others stopped to help, but the kitten jumped from one spot to another beneath the Toyota, eluding its rescuers. Ms. Cassone flagged own a police car. Officers Christopher Rinelli and Kenia Marte, members of NYPD’s Strategic Response Group, managed to rescue the kitten. Ms. Cassone will adopt Midnight once she returns from a previously scheduled cruise. Read the full story of this wonderful rescue in the New York Times.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we explained how a vision reflection can help you achieve your dreams, Monday, we provided tips on how immunocompromised patients can minimize the risk of infection without having to give up their feline family members, on Tuesday, we reviewed Dr. Catsby’s bowl for whisker relief, on Wednesday, we offered tips on how to keep all members of your household happy and safe when you have houseguests, on Thursday, I shared a tribute to a very special tortie, and on Friday, I showed yousome of the amazing designer homes for community cats I saw at a recent Designs for Felines event in Washington, DC.
Allegra and Ruby were quite content to watch last weekend’s blizzard from inside our nice, toasty warm home, but the cats in this video sure seem to be enjoying the snow!
Have a great weekend!
Image via New York Times