PHOTOS: Florida deputy helps rescue kitten, adopts it

Seminole County Sheriff's Office photo
Seminole County Sheriff's Office photo

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Seminole County deputy helped rescue a stray kitten – and then adopted it.

Deputy Anthony McDaniel was patrolling in Winter Springs, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said. He received word a citizen needed help freeing a stray kitten that had become stuck inside the door panel of a Dodge truck.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office photo
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office photo

McDaniel and other deputies responded, as did Seminole County Animal Services. “It appeared that the kitten was caught in the hinge of the truck door and was not able to free himself,” a sheriff’s office spokesperson said. “At first, nothing seemed to work. Every time they tried to move the door, even just a little, the tiny feline would get pinched.”

That’s when McDaniel put baby oil on the kitten. That allowed him to close the truck’s door, very carefully. As he closed the door, the little black kitten became freed.

The citizen took the cat to the veterinarian. She planned to give him a home, but her other cats didn’t like that plan. She posted on Facebook that the kitty needed a forever home.

McDaniel saw that post. He and his family took the kitten in and named him Dodge.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office photo
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office photo

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