Spying a kitten on the highway, cat lovers save the day

Ever felt like you just couldn’t shake when it just didn’t make sense?

Kristyn Gamblain did and luckily for a kitten named Jersey she responded to the feeling!

While driving down a familiar stretch of the freeway one Friday morning, she noticed a random black ball wedged between two concrete jersey barriers. Driving past at a speed of 60 mph made it difficult to identify the object, but when she shared on Facebook, “My immediate thought was ‘Omg, this is a kitten’.

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She had to see if it was a kitten or not

On the next two outings, Kristyn discussed the unidentified object and decided that her first instincts were correct. “So I change over 4 lanes and go to the next exit.”

As she drove back around the area at 45 mph, she didn’t win points with other commuters, but when she rediscovered the ball and drove past, her discovery made the angry people disappear.

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Kristyn had actually spotted a kitten wedged in a space only a few inches wide between the barriers. “I kneel and try to wiggle this little nugget out, but I can’t get my hands deep enough into the crack.” But the kitten was still trying to dig further into the room, so Kristyn stuffed her shoe into the room to keep the kitten from pushing further in.

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And a woman on her hands and knees on the side of the road is sure to get attention. Officer Bennet climbed over the concrete partitions pretty quickly to see what exactly Kristyn was doing. When she saw the kitten, Bennet called for help. Just a few minutes later, Officer Galbraith arrived to help. “While I hold the kitten’s bum so it doesn’t crawl further into the crack,” said Kristyn.

After ten minutes of Kristyn and the officers wiggling and working, the kitten was released from the barriers!

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Reported Kristyn, “At some point, when we’d bowed our heads, strategized, and maneuvered, roadside assistance had joined the party, so we had all kinds of flashing lights and congratulations when we finally pulled the little guy out of the barrier !!”

The first thing Officer Galbraith asked Krysten? Would she keep the kitten?

Although she had just adopted a cat the week before, “I said of course! How could I not if I had only spent 45 minutes trying to save her! “

In honor of her rescue story, Kristyn named the kitten Jersey.

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After her harrowing adventure on the highway, Jersey is now safe and at home forever!

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