Putnam County deputies save kitten from tire after motorist notices weird noise from car

PALATKA, Fla. — Not all police jobs deal with crime. Some involve saving furry friends!

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook Saturday morning that Palatka police officers successfully rescued a calico kitten from the tire of a car yesterday afternoon.

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According to the post, deputies were flagged down by a motorist on 16th and Olive, who heard a weird noise coming from the car. Upon further inspection, deputies found a small kitten too scared to come out.

The fleet manager came to the rescue and “at the speed that could rival a NASCAR pit crew,” got the tire off safely and pulled the calico out.

The kitten was brought to Animal Control where he was nicknamed “Trooper.”

CLICK HERE to see the adorable post!