A concerned driver spotted a scared feline stranded on the side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. This led to a chain of events and the cat’s rescue, which included Facebook posts and a mad dash to rescue the cat.
Monday, 44-year-old Kevin Wolff spotted a terrified kitty cat on the expressway. Traffic was packed, so it was moving slow enough for him to get a good luck. She didn’t appear to be moving, so he wasn’t sure if the cat was even alive.
So, Wolff exited the expressway, came back around, and took a picture of the poor little kitty. The Verizon construction worker told a Queen animal rescuer about the stranded cat, who reached out to 43-year-old Anne Levin.
She found out about the female feline through a Facebook group related to animal rescue. Levin was determined to save the cat. So, Tuesday, she stopped traffic on the expressway, and went beneath the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and grabbed the feline, who was “frozen with fear.”
Anne Levin recalls that she simply turned on her blinkers, and slowly approached the frightened kitty. She immediately took the cat to a local vet’s office to her her checked out, saying:
“New York drivers were shockingly polite.
Usually, they stop and honk. Everyone went around us.”
“It was in our neighborhood. You try to do what you can,” said Levin, president of Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition.
Levin, who also manages the Brooklyn Cat Café, tossed a towel over the cat and pushed her into a carrier.
With the help of a friend, she drove the cat to Park Slope Veterinary Center where she was diagnosed with a massive tail injury. The tail will likely need to be amputated.
“It looks like she was probably thrown out,” Levin said.
But she’s in good hands now, and a plan for her recuperation is being made.
“The café adoption space is not an ideal space for that,” Levin said. “We’ll get her a good foster home until she’s healthy.”