ASTORIA — A police officer in Queens rescued a kitten that was stuck inside the frame of a tow truck last week.
A passerby called 911 Sunday night to report a cat that was trapped underneath the truck on 34th Street near 30th Avenue, according to the 114th Precinct, which posted about the incident on its Twitter page.
NYPD Officer Sean Ryan arrived at the scene and crawled under the car, and spent more than an hour trying to coax the tiny cat to him before he was able to safely remove it, according to the precinct.
A photo posted online shows the officer, who's covered in grease, holding the kitten.
"Pictured is #NYPD 114 Pct. PO Sean Ryan who spent over an hour rescuing this kitten stuck in a tow truck chassis," the precinct's Twitter post reads.
One of the passersby who'd gathered to watch the feline rescue took the kitten home, according to the precinct.
The kitten is one of many animal rescues by police this year.
The 108th Precinct turned to Twitter in February to help reunite Snowy, a lost dog, with its owner. Police also rescued a red-tailed hawk that was discovered on a street in Midtown earlier this year.