Kitten rescued from elevated expressway in Gretna

GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - A tiny kitten was rescued Wednesday from atop the Westbank Expressway near the Lafayette exit, according to the Humane Society.

Around 9 a.m., motorist Cheryl Everhardt saw a tiny, orange kitten huddled near the side barrier on the driver's side of the expressway near the Lafayette exit.

Cheryl called the Humane Society of Louisiana who then dispatched a representative to the scene.

On the second pass, the worker saw the kitten and was able to pull over, grab the kitten and place her in a towel inside a plastic carrier.

Abandoning cats and kittens in these types of situations is not only illegal and cruel, it creates a very dangerous situation for motorists and members of our response team," says Humane Society Director Jeff Dorson.

The kitten, who appeared to have a bloody jaw and was in shock, was provided with immediate veterinary care at the Jefferson parish animal shelter. The frightened cat has no internal injuries and will soon be available for adoption. 

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