Earlier this week, the Livonia Police Department shared a story that will tug at your heartstrings. It concerns a tiny baby kitty named Libby and the brave cop who saved her life, Cameron Koss. A motorist on the I-96 freeway made a desperate call. There was a kitten stranded on the median and in danger of being hit by a car at any second.
Koss took the call, and he didn’t hesitate for a second before jumping into action.
“He encountered the caller on the right shoulder, who pointed out a small black ball huddled down next to the concrete divider (left shoulder),” wrote the police department on Facebook. “As you can imagine, this required strategy. Officer Koss and another officer backed their patrol cars down the shoulder to position themselves, hoping for a positive outcome.”
As you can see in the video posted below, Koss almost missed the terrified little kitty. Libby made as if she would take off down the highway, then attempted to jump over the divider. Luckily, Koss captured her just in time.
Libby was finally off that highway and riding in the back of a cop car to safety. In this case, though, unlike most people who get tossed in the back of that car, Libby was not under arrest.
Libby knows, though, just who to thank for her safety. And, she even got to wear his officer hat.
So, what’s next for Libby? Well, first she went back to the police station with her favorite officer to get some much-needed rest. Then, Libby was taken to the Michigan Humane Society. Once she arrived there, the vets treated her for a respiratory infection.
But all those treatments came well after Libby received a warm send-off from Officer Koss.
So, what’s next for little Libby? Well, currently she is at the shelter waiting on one more very special rescue. Libby is looking for a loving forever home. Visit the Humane Society website for more information.
Here’s hoping that little girl finds the perfect family.
Watch the harrowing rescue below.
Feature Image via Livonia Police Facebook
Those of you from my generation will remember Felix the Cat. Officer Koss responded to I-96 near Levan on a report of a kitten on the freeway. He encountered the caller on the right shoulder who pointed out a small black ball huddled down next to the concrete divider (left shoulder). As you can imagine, this required strategy. Officer Koss and another officer backed their patrol cars down the shoulder to position themselves, hoping for a positive outcome. The video tells the story. Felix, later named Libby, was taken to the Humane Society where she was treated for an upper respiratory infection and was nourished back to health. The photos show Officer Koss with his rescued kitten. Nice job Officer Koss!! Libby is available for adoption at the Michigan Humane Society. The phone number of the Humane Society is 734-721-7300. Chief Caid.
Posted by Livonia Police Department on Monday, May 21, 2018