Massachusetts State Police received multiple calls on Sept. 3 about someone walking around the Ted Williams Tunnel. But it wasn't a criminal, or even a suspicious person they needed to keep their eye on. It was an adorable little kitten wandering to and fro on the Mass Pike highway.
Thankfully, the Animal Rescue League of Boston was able to respond swiftly upon hearing the news. As Sergeant Bob Dateo shut down traffic in the area, the folks at the rescue league were able to safely remove the cat and rescue him from any further danger. This was especially good considering the cat didn't seem to be in the best shape when police first saw him.
As the Massachusetts State Police explained on their Facebook page: "This little kitten looks like he has been through a lot, [and] has lost quite a bit of fur on his tail from some sort of burn. His prognosis is good, however, and he will be up for adoption soon, when he is medically cleared."
In the meantime, police are now taking requests for potential names for the little guy as he rests and recovers. But no matter what name they ultimately decide, the important thing is that people saw a furry friend in distress and acted quickly. And now, because of these thoughtful citizens, this cat gets a second chance at a happy and healthy life by being adopted into a loving home.
Or as the state police put it: "This ended purrrrrrrrrrrfectly."
See more adorable cats with their cute kitten counterparts below.