Caring Cop Stops Traffic to Save the Life of a Tiny Kitten

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: April 23, 2022 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: April 23, 2022  
Author:  Jan Travell

A caring commuter in Lima, Peru stopped her car immediately when she saw the tiny month-old kitten in the middle of the highway. 

Lorena Castro was heading to Lima’s city center when she noticed the helpless kitten.


“I was about to get out of the car to pick her up when the motorcycle cop passed by,” Castro told Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.

“[He said,] ‘Stay in the car. I’ll take care of it.'”


She then decided to turn on her camera and caught the dramatic rescue on video. 

The police officer proceeded to shut down several lanes of traffic and saved the kitten from being hit by a bus.


When he returned, Castro wanted to give him some money for his efforts, but the officer refused and continued on his day.

Castro has now adopted the kitten and named her Polly Tana after the “Metropolitano” bus line the kitten was found on.


Little Polly is now in good health, thanks to the kindness of one Peruvian police officer.

Watch the video:

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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