Busy freeway closed to save tiny kitten

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As recounted by the Khaleej Times

the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Department received a call on April 20 reporting a scared, black kitten frozen in its place near the median on Shaikh Zayed Street, as it was unable to cross the road due to heavy traffic and fast moving cars. Also known as Salam Street, this massive eight-lane thoroughfare is the longest road in the United Arab Emirates and forms the main artery in a number of major cities. A Civil Defense team was dispatched to the scene and, in cooperation with police patrols, they blocked off four lanes of the busy road. Once the road was closed, the kitten was quickly recovered from the median as heavy traffic screamed by in the opposite direction.

Colonel Mohammad Abdul Jaleel Al Ansari, Director General of Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, said in a press release that the group "always deals with such incidents seriously by upholding the humanitarian and animal welfare principles."


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