Police officers are here to protect us—and one snowy January night, in Platteville, Wisconsin, a kind-hearted cop found a tiny kitten who needed all the help he could get.
Officer Matt Froiseth from the Platteville Police Department was on patrol near Highway 151 when suddenly he heard what sounded like a kitten in distress.When he investigated, he discovered a ditch buried in three feet of snow.
He couldn't see the kitten, but knew he was closing in on the wee one's location as the desperate kitten's cries grew louder."(He) traversed the ditch and found this little one stuck in the snow and rocks," Platteville Police Department wrote on Facebook.
What he found was the smallest black kitten he'd ever seen, nearly buried in snow so deep that he couldn't move. Froiseth dug through the snow and rocks of the ditch with his bare hands until he was finally able to pull the kitten to safety—then hurried off to warm up the rescued foundling in his squad car.
The kitten was freezing cold, but so grateful to be rescued that he didn't leave Froiseth's side, cuddling close to him for the next few hours.
Nobody knows how this teeny fur baby managed to find himself in such a desperate situation.But after bringing him back to the police station, Froiseth cleaned him up and decided to bring him to the vet, hoping to eventually find him a loving forever home.
As for the kitten, all he cared about in that moment was spending more cuddle time with his savior.
Despite the terrifying ordeal he'd been through, the vet pronounced the kitten healthy enough to go to a forever home.But as far as the kitten was concerned, he'd already found it.He'd fallen hard for the heroic cop who'd rescued him—and wouldn't so much as take a nap unless his rescuer and new best friend was with him.
"After some serious thought, Officer Froiseth couldn't say 'no' and has added to his family. This little cutie has found his forever home. As we all hoped, it was love at first sight," Platteville Police Department said in an update.
Clearly a cop with a sense of humor, Froiseth named his new kitten Donut (what cop wouldn't love a donut?!) and brought him to his forever home.
"As with any new child, there have been ups and downs but Donut is becoming more comfortable with his new family," said Froiseth of the experience of getting Donut used to his new life as a pampered indoor kitty
Perhaps a better name for Donut would have been "Shadow," since he still refuses to leave his new dad's side, loving nothing more than enjoying some quality nap and cuddle time with his new best buddy.
A kind-hearted hero in blue went out on one of the coldest nights of the year and came home with an adorable new best friend for life.Not bad for a day's work!
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(R/T Love Meow)