Cat-astrophe averted: Cops save kitten from car in Dyker Heights

Meowrific Monday.

Officers from the 68th Precinct got their paws a little dirty on Monday, May 23 as they rescued a kitten from the engine block of a car parked near Seventh Avenue and 68th Street.

Detective Samantha Evans and Police Officer Joseph Gravino – with the help of Emergency Service Unit (ESU) Truck six – responded quickly and saved the small, orange kitten from the inside of the car.

According to neighbor Richie Speirs, a retired NYPD detective, the rescue team did a “terrific job.

“You would not believe the way this cat was wedged in that motor,” Speirs told this paper. “I thought they were going to have to take the whole car apart. It took an hour and a half to get the cat out.”

Speirs also told us that his girlfriend, Retired NYPD Detective Lori Welsh, who was also on the scene, is going to adopt the kitten.

“She took the kitten and is going to give it a home,” Speirs said. “He was a little ball of grease [when they got him out] but we took him to the vet and he’s in good shape.

“When we finally got him out,” he added,”he bit three of us, so we named him Feisty.”

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