Dec. 18--Call it "PAW Patrol": Buffalo edition.
A kitten trapped on a ledge at the Amherst Street Station of the NFTA Metro Rail prompted a rescue operation by multiple law enforcement agencies Wednesday morning.
An NFTA maintenance worker contacted NFTA police about a little brown tabby cowering on a ledge about 15 feet above the platform, said Officer Christie Clifford, a K-9 officer.
She went to the station, leaving her K-9 partner Harvey in the vehicle, and located the kitten.
"There was a poor little cat trapped on a ledge. He was 15 feet above the platform level. It was way back on a corner on a ledge," she said.
Clifford tried but couldn't get the kitten to budge, so she contacted the SPCA, which sent two officers.
"We tried to coax him out with food and sweet talking," she said.
That didn't work.
So the officers turned to their trusty net and managed to scoop him part of the way off the ledge.
"He was hanging on for his dear little life and then they grabbed him," Clifford said.
They named the little guy right on the spot: "Subway."
He was put into a cage and brought to the SPCA Serving Erie County to be checked out.
"The only thing the matter with him was he had dirty feet," reported SPCA spokeswoman Bethany Kloc. "He fared well."
Subway, a 5-month-old male, was sleeping Wednesday afternoon, she said. After he's neutered Thursday morning, he'll be up for adoption at the West Seneca facility, Kloc said.
She also noted that there are currently many other cats and kittens also looking for a home at the SPCA.
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