An NYPD officer has adopted an abandoned cat she saved in March, the ASPCA announced Monday.
Officers rescued seven kittens on March 21 after they were found abandoned in a suitcase in a Williamsburg parking lot, turning them over to the ASPCA Animal Hospital to receive care.
On Saturday, Officer Nicole Piridis of the 90th Precinct adopted one of the cats, a 3-month-old gray kitten originally named Dmitry but renamed Apollo.
A friend of Piridis adopted another one of the kitties, and a third was adopted the following day.
“This is an incredible outcome for these vulnerable kittens who were callously discarded and left to die,” said Howard Lawrence, vice president of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group. “Through the quick response of the officers in the 90th Precinct and dedication of our staff at the ASPCA, three animals now have loving, safe homes.”
Two other kittens are still recovering at the ASPCA's facilities and will be put up for adoption when they are fully healed, the group said.
It was not immediately clear what had happened to the other two cats.
The ASPCA encourages the public to report suspected animal abuse to 311, or 911 if they see a crime in progress.