It was somewhere you’d never expect a kitten to be, so most drivers probably didn’t even notice it. But one commuter in Lima, Peru stopped her car immediately when she saw the tiny month-old kitten in the middle of the highway. Lima, Peru resident Lorena Castro was heading to Lima’s city center when she noticed the helpless kitten.
“I was about to get out of the car to pick her up when the motorcycle cop passed by,” Castro told Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. “[He said,] ‘Stay in the car. I’ll take care of it.'”
At this point, Castro turned on her camera and caught the dramatic rescue on video. The police officer shut down several lanes of traffic and saved the kitten from being hit by a bus. When he returned, Castro wanted to give him some money for his efforts, but the officer refused and continued on his day.
The kitten is now in the safe hands of Castro, who adopted her. She named the cat “Polly Tana” after the “Metropolitano” bus line the kitten was found on.
Castro says the kitten is in health, thanks to the kindness of one Peruvian police officer.
See the police officer stop traffic and save Polly Tana’s life here:
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