Police officer Mike Cardin was doing his night shift patrols when he noticed the tiny feline all alone under the streetlamp.
He knew he couldn’t let her be on her own, so he stopped by and picked her up, then brought her to the station.
Once there he made the little kitten a temporary bed out of a cardboard box and she immediately snuggled into it and fell asleep.
The plan was to wait for animal control to arrive and take the kitten away.
But when Sergeant Brian Wallace started his shift he decided to keep the little kitten company, before long he was completely smitten!
“I got to the station just after Cardin had secured her and went to check on her,” Brian told The Dodo. “Here she was, alone and frightened.”
“Since this was not too long after the beginning of the shift, I just couldn’t leave her in that box for about 10 more hours, just to have animal control take her away.”
Brian had the little kitten sitting on his lap while working at his desk, she was a bit frightened at first but the longer she spent there, the more comfortable she seemed to get.
When it was time to go out on patrol Brian decided to take the kitten with him, so he put her in a box and she went for a ride in the patrol car. He really couldn’t bear to leave the little thing on her own.
So that was it, Brian had decided to adopt the kitten and he named her Kelsey.
Kelsey has settled in nicely to her new forever home, it’s a far cry from life on the streets next to a road full of heavy traffic.
Brian says she’s quite affectionate and clever. It’s as if she knows she was given a decent chance at surviving after being feet away from heavy traffic and on her own at so young. What a kind and loving man.