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Kitten trapped on Riverside freeway ledge rescued with safety net

August 30, 2011 |  6:50 pm

Rescued Kitten in Riverside
A kitten perched on a ledge amid heavy traffic on the 90 Freeway was rescued Tuesday by an animal services officer who snagged the feline with a safety net, Riverside County officials said.

The 3-month-old black domestic long-haired cat was on the ledge of the freeway near Van Buren Boulevard around 2 p.m., officials said.

Officer Alanna Esch, responding to a call from a motorist, was afraid that the animal would fall into the traffic but was able to quickly snatch the kitten, the Riverside County Animal Services Department said.

The kitten was taken to an animal shelter in Jurupa Valley and treated for a small wound near the pelvic bone. The wound did not appear to be serious, the department said in a statement.

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Photo: Rescued kitten in the arms of an animal control officer. Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services

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