BROWNSVILLE — A kitten is looking for a new home after it was pulled from a Brooklyn sewer on Friday afternoon by police.
Police found the trapped tabby tom kitten in a Sutter Avenue sewer on Friday afternoon, a worker for New York City's Animal Care and Control, an organization charged with managing animal rescue and placement, said. The rescued kitten was brought by police to the organization's nearby Brooklyn Animal Care Center on Linden Boulevard in East New York.
An AC&C spokesman said that despite his ordeal in the sewers, the kitten appears to be in good shape. The tiny tabby is being kept on "stray wait" for a few days, according to the worker. In the meantime, the center's staff have named the lucky kitten "Luke."
"Luke appears to be in good health and will be on stray wait for a few days to give his owner, if he has one, a chance to reclaim him," said the official. "Unfortunately, this cat has no ID tag."
If Luke isn't claimed by his owner in the next few days then the kitten will be available for adoption either at a NYC Animal Care & Control center or be transfered to one of the organization's New Hope partners: special pet placement organizations across the city that help the AC&C place animals with new homes.
The NYC Animal Care & Control has hundreds of cats, dogs, and rabbits for adoption. To find out more, visit www.nycacc.com for more information on the process of adopting a new pet.