Mews and Nips: Tortie Rescued from Brooklyn-Queens Expressway


As far as rescue stories go, this is one of the more amazing ones I’ve come across recently. Evon Handras, a Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals staffer, was on her way to work  when she noticed a cat on top of a five-foot-high concrete ledge running along the expressway. “At first I thought someone must have hit her and then placed her there,” Evon recalled, “but then I realized she was hunkered down with her eyes closed. She was probably alive!”

Evon decided that she needed to try and help the cat. She turned around and drove back to the area with her hazard lights on. She realized there was no shoulder to pull over to where the cat was, so she had no choice but to block the right lane of traffic. Keep in mind that this was during rush hour – in New York City! Once Evon had pulled over, she rolled down the window on the passenger side and, amidst all the sounds of a rush hour commute, she began to talk softly to the cat. “The cat opened her eyes and turned her head to look at me,” Evon said. “I now know what complete terror looks like in a cat’s eyes and I hope to never see it again.”

Read the full story of this unbelievable rescue on The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals blog.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we provided information about feline allergies, on Tuesday, we celebrated Allegra’s birthday, on Wednesday, we paid tribute to Homer, the blind wonder cat, and on Friday, we gave you some idea on how to find the purr-fect cat names. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a $75 shopping spree with Entirely Pets!

Today’s video of a kitty exercising with her human on the treadmill made me smile – that is one determined little cat. But just like a cat, at the end, she decides… well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.


Photo of Rosie from her Petfinder profile.

2 Comments on Mews and Nips: Tortie Rescued from Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

  1. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    August 31, 2013 at 11:28 am (7 years ago)

    Wow…. that was an extraordinary rescue story and we hope this special kitty gets a furever home soon…

  2. Sue Brandes
    August 31, 2013 at 10:47 am (7 years ago)

    What an amazing story. Love the treadmill video.


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