Police Officers Christopher Rinelli and Kenia Marte with the kitten and Geraldine |NYPD1/4
Police Officers Christopher Rinelli and Kenia Marte with the kitten and Geraldine |NYPD
Police Officer Christopher Rinelli had to use a jack to lift the car to save the kitt|NYPD2/4 Police Officer Christopher Rinelli had to use a jack to lift the car to save the kitt|NYPD
It was a purr-fect rescue with a happy ending.
On Monday at about 12:35 p.m. Police Officers Christopher Rinelli and Kenia Marte — both assigned to the NYPD Strategic Response Group — were flagged down by a motorist at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Sherman Street in Brooklyn.
Geraldine Cassone then told the officers that a black kitten had ran into the street, causing traffic to stop, and after exiting her car she saw the kitten run up into the wheel well of her car, according to police.
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Both officers made sure the scene was safe and began looking for the kitten. When they were not able to reach the feline — who by that time had climbed up into the undercarriage of the car — they used a jack to lift the car and removed the wheel to find the kitten.
Officer Rinelli was able to reach for the kitten and carefully place her into a towel, cops said. And although she was wet and cold, the kitten seemed to be unharmed.
Cassone decided to take home the 2-month-old kitten — who has yet to be named — and said she intends to adopt it.