CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 9, 2023) – It was a pur-r-r-fect ending to a scary situation Thursday afternoon after Clarksville Police rescued a cat that had become stuck in a motorist’s vehicle.
It happened at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Clevidence Boulevard. Detective Corporal John Miller says a woman stopped her car after seeing a cat walk into the roadway. The cat then ran towards the car and somehow got itself trapped in the wheel well.
Miller, School Resource Officer Chris Bartley, and Corporal Ryan Roederer happened to be driving by when they noticed the car stopped in the street. Without missing a beat, the officers jumped in to help. Just a few minutes later, they were able to pull the cat safely out from under the car.
Miller says he posted the rescue on Facebook in hopes of finding the cat’s owner, but said they would take the cat to the local animal shelter. Within 30 minutes of making that Facebook post, the owners contacted Clarksville Police and were reunited with their feline friend who had been missing for a while.
It turns out the couple who owned the cat had recently offered a $500 reward to anyone who could find the cat and return it to it’s owners. Since Police Officers are unable to accept gifts of cash, the couple decided to donate the money to the Clarksville Police K9 Fund, which helps purchase equipment for the Police Department’s K9s.
Another job well-done by your Clarksville Police Department.