The sterling work of two Miami Beach Police Department officers resulted in the department receiving a compassion award from PETA.
Miami Beach Police Department saved a kitten in a storm drain on Nov 5th. According to PETA, two officers, Anthony Yarusso and Sgt. Melissa Negron, were flagged down and told that a cat was meowing in a storm drain.
Between them they lifted the storm drain cover and recovered the kitten. They took the kitten to a nearby animal hospital. She was fed and warmed up in an incubator. And guess what? Yarusso adopted her. Great ending.
Here is a 26 second video on Twitter of the rescue which lead to the PETA award.
KITTEN RESCUED: Officers rescued this kitten last night who was stuck in a drain along Collins Avenue. They took the ? to the hospital where she was treated and thankfully, LUCKY is expected to be ok in her new home with Officer Yarusso. Thanks Sgt. Negron for all your efforts! pic.twitter.com/AYLzfNTdTL
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) November 6, 2018
Great to see police taking the time to do this sort of work. It is great PR for the police to show a commitment to rescuing a kitten. It’ll do the police no end of good.