Depending on where you live, there aren’t usually too many interesting animals along the side of a road. Most of the time you’ll see a squirrel, a rabbit, or maybe a possum or raccoon if you’re really lucky. Yet recently a Virginia traffic cop spied something a bit more unusual on his daily beat.
During a routine traffic stop, Officer McGuire noticed a small furry creature running in the grass median, looking scared out of its mind. It was a cat, but not a fully-grown one. A black kitten had somehow ended up on the interstate!
“Without hesitation, McGuire walked towards the kitten—careful not to scare it into traffic,” Henrico Police Department told Love Meow.
To find the cat, he had to dig through a pile of straw. When he picked the kitten up, it started attacking with teeth and claws. Luckily, the officer had just the thing to calm it down.
He endured the pain for a moment while he made his way over to the patrol car. He took a towel out of the trunk and wrapped it around the kitty, saying in a calm, soothing voice, “It’s OK. I know, buddy. It’s OK. I gotta buckle up with ya.”
The cat was then taken to The Henrico County Animal Protection to get its health checked and hopefully find a good home.
“The kitten is still in the waiting period where they hold it to see if the owner claims it while they monitor its health and temperament before they can adopt an animal out,” Henrico Police Department said.
McGuire’s bodycam video was soon shared to Facebook where it received 123,000 views, nearly 2,000 reactions, and over 700 shares.
PUUURFECT TIMING FOR A TRAFFIC STOPDuring a recent traffic stop, Henrico Police Officer McGuire noticed a frightened kitten running through the center grassy median of I-64. Without hesitation, McGuire walked towards the kitten – careful not to scare it into traffic …😱 🐱
Posted by Henrico County Police on Thursday, December 7, 2017
The video has received very supportive comments from hundreds of people all over the world.
Some are even asking to marry McGuire.
Proposals aside, McGuire’s actions are certainly admirable and he definitely deserves the recognition. Here’s hoping that kitten finds a good home.