CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — A soaking wet kitten was the center of a KWWL News rescue mission along with the assistance of a Cedar Rapids Police Officer.
The kitten was spotted by Photojournalist Jared Cunningham along Interstate 380 on the southbound exit for downtown.
Reporter Ashley Neighbor and Cunningham decided to stop and grab the kitten as there was a deceased adult cat nearby.
A Cedar Rapids Police Officer, David Zahn stopped to help after the kitten was startled by traffic and ran underneath the KWWL car and into the engine.
My photographer and I spotted this kitten along I-380 near a deceased cat. Thank you to @CR_Police for helping us rescue the lil guy. We’ve called animal control, cleaned the blood from his face, and wrapped him in a hat. It’s now safe and warm. pic.twitter.com/NQNLKaKUpN
— Ashley Neighbor TV (@ashneighbor) June 12, 2019
Officer Zahn was able to grab the kitten out of the engine compartment and helped save the kitten that’s been nicknamed Newsie.
Newsie had blood coming from his nose and mucus covering his eyes and nose, which they cleaned up.
After contacting Animal Control an Alliant security employee stepped in to adopt the kitten and take it to receive medical attention.
Thanks to Officer Zahn for the assistance!