Kitten Saved on 580 Freeway!

May 19 at 11am

By Sarah Han

A little unbelievably lucky news: A kitten was rescued this morning on Oakland's 580 freeway! According to KTVU, a motorist saw the young cat leap into the wheel well of a car that was stopped in traffic and was able to contact Freeway Service Patrol to remove the lil' guy before it was crushed. This might be the only time I'll ever say this, but thank god for stand-still traffic! Moments after the kitten was saved, it was adopted by someone who witnessed the incident.

Weirdly enough, this is the second animal rescued on a Bay Area freeway this month – on May 9, a tiny Chihuahua named Charm was rescued from a center divider on Highway 680 in Walnut Creek, after she escaped from her family's backyard near the freeway. Charm was reunited with her worried clan, who had been posting photos of the lost dog on Instagram before she was spotted on the freeway.

Photo (not of the actual saved kitten) via Thinkstock  

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