“Unfortunately she was spooked by the approaching officer and quickly bolted across three lanes of live traffic,” police said on Facebook. “She narrowly avoided the worst.”
Now trapped on a small strip in the center of the freeway, the police had no choice but to temporarily close the entire highway down. This extra precaution proved to be the right decision, and they were able to wrangle the kitten and bring her to safety soon after.
“In all, it took a little over a half an hour for them to get her,” Shelley Nahr, media coordinator for the department, told The Dodo.