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Officer Stages Daring Rescue Of Cat On Golden Gate Bridge

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Despite how much many of us love cats and dogs, there are a few individuals among us who can be very cruel to animals. Even with the presence of animal shelters in cities across the country, certain people choose to leave unwanted pets in dangerous places like the side of busy roads.

Recently in San Francisco, California, a tiny kitten in left the middle of Golden Gate Bridge caught the attention of a commuter. Understanding the danger surrounding the poor animal, the good samaritan contacted the California Highway Patrol for assistance.

The officers responded to the call immediately, but upon reaching the bridge the kitty was nowhere to be found. After a short search, the rescuers spotted "a little furry head popping out from inside of the movable median barrier that separates the northbound and southbound lanes," and began attempts to bring it to safety.

"The location that he was found leads us to believe that he was either dumped from a vehicle or that he had possibly crawled up under a vehicle and fell out after the vehicle was in motion," Officer Andrew Barclay of CHP - Marin told Love Meow.

Nearby lanes were blocked to ensure cars wouldn't interrupt the rescue mission and after a little bit of struggle, the officers gained the terrified cat's trust and brought it out of hiding.

Officer Matt Smith instantly connected with the abandoned kitty and personally transported him to a nearby pet hospital in Corte Madera, California where he received free medical treatment and a few extras including a new carrier.

"Officer Smith was shocked when they refused any payment for their services... We are so grateful for such a caring group of people who truly care about the well being of an animal in need of some TLC," CHP - Marin said.

All it took was some love, affection and medication from Officer Smith and the staff at the hospital for the golden-haired kitty to regain hope. Still and all, the tiny kitty still needed to be returned to its rightful owner or re-homed.

Click on the next page to find out where the cat ended up.

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