A white kitten is safe after being thrown into traffic on Tuesday evening, according to the Olympia Police Department.
Lt. Paul Lower said a witness called 911 at about 11 p.m. after seeing two young men throw the kitten into traffic near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Quince Street. The witness reported that one of the men was walking, and the other was on a bicycle. The person on foot reportedly reached into a backpack, pulled out a kitten and threw it into the road.
The suspects left, and the witness was unable to give a clear description of the men.
Officer Jonathan Hazen responded to the call, and rescued the kitten. When he arrived, the animal was still in the road.
“It was hunkered down and scared,” Lower said.
Hazen dropped off the kitten at Thurston County Animal Services before responding to another 911 call.
“When he got back to the station, a bunch of officers said they wished he would have brought the cat back,” Lower said. “The kitten would have found a home immediately.”