Kitten rescued off Golden Gate Bridge, officer steps up to foster
California Highway Patrol officers responded to an unusual call on the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon.
“After one pass across the span, the officers were unable to locate the little kitty. Not wanting to give up on an animal in need, the officers turned around and gave the bridge another pass. As they approached the south tower on the bridge they noticed a little furry head popping out from inside of the movable median barrier that separates the northbound and southbound lanes. The officers blocked the lane of traffic and exited their vehicle to rescue the little guy. They were able to quickly free the little guy and hop back in their car to safely transport him off the bridge,” the department shared on their Facebook page.
The kitten was then transported to the VCA Madera Pet Hospital where he got a much needed bath.
Without a microchip and collar, VCA staff could not identify the kitten's owners so Officer Smith, one of the cat’s rescuers, stepped up to foster the kitten and nurse him back to health.
“We are very perplexed as to how he managed to get so far out in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge without being hit by another vehicle,” the post said. “Until then, this cute little guy, tentatively named Bridges, is on his way to a new home with people who will take great care of him.”
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