A kitten recently rescued from a freeway overpass near San Francisco International Airport is now up for adoption.
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA workers conducted a daring rescue of the kitten, who died on Dec.
The worker notified the Humane Society, which dispatched personnel to the crime scene. The kitten was trapped at least 15 meters above the ground, said Buffy Martin Tarbox, communications manager at the shelter.
“She wasn’t able to climb onto the freeway, but even if the kitten could have, she would have been right in dangerous, fast-paced traffic,” said Tarbox. “The person who called us said the kitten was crying for help.” Another shelter worker braced himself against the highway barrier and threw a net at the kitten.
The operator “was so concerned the kitten might get scared of the net and jump off the base and onto the street below,” said Tarbox. “If she had jumped, she would not have survived the impact because she was so high up. Our employee was able to catch the kitten safely with the net and barely avoid a tragic end. “
The kitten was taken to the shelter where it was found to be female and around 2 to 3 months old.
Since no one has come forward to claim the kitten – now called Gwyneth – the Calico is now available for adoption. Tarbox stated that the name means “happy and blessed”.
Gwyneth is neutered, vaccinated and chipped. The adoption fee is $ 120. Individuals interested in meeting Gwyneth can call the shelter at (650) 340-7022. The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is a private, nonprofit, nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare with offices in Burlingame and San Mateo.