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Federal Way police go above and beyond, save litter of kittens

May 8, 2024, 6:01 PM

Image: Federal Way police officers rescued kittens in May 2024. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Way ...

Federal Way police officers rescued kittens in May 2024. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Way Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Federal Way Police Department)

It was Federal Way police to the rescue when they got a call about a litter of week-old kittens that had been found in a dog house at a residence.

“Couldn’t find the mom anywhere. They ended up finding out that the mom had been hit by a car and was deceased,” Federal Way Police Commander, Kyle Buchanan, told KIRO Newsradio.

Image: A kitten recently rescued by Federal Way police officers is seen in a blanket. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Way Police Department)

A kitten recently rescued by Federal Way police officers is seen in a blanket. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Way Police Department)

“And so we scooped up the cats and ended up taking them down to the Tacoma Humane Society,” he said.

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Buchanan said it’s not a typical call, but they were happy to get involved.

“We’re always trying to help people out … we’re also here to help out every BEING that needs the help,” he added.

The four tiny kittens will stay at the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County until they’re ready to be adopted.

Heather Bosch is an award-winning anchor and reporter on KIRO Newsradio. You can read more of her stories here. Follow Heather on X, formerly known as Twitter, or email her here.

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