Kitten rescued from Ted Williams Tunnel

Boston MA 9\4\17 A young female cat decided to play a little hide and seek in the Route 90 Connector Tunnel in Boston. Multiple calls were received about her walking around in the tunnel. Mass State Police and the Boston Animal Rescue League came to her rescue. Photo courtsey of Mass State Police.
Massachusetts State Police
Police received multiple calls alerting them to the kitten.

A wayward kitten was rescued from the Ted Williams Tunnel Sunday after State Police briefly shut down traffic.

Police and the Animal Rescue League of Boston were able to catch up to the kitten, which had decided to “play a little hide and seek” on the highway, State Police posted on Facebook.

A police video showed the cat calmly walking along the roadway and resting in a section of the tunnel’s concrete siding as cars drove by.


“This little kitten looks like she has been through a lot, as she has lost quite a bit of fur on her tail from some sort of burn,” police said. “Her prognosis is good, however, and she will be up for adoption soon, when she is medically cleared.”

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On Facebook, the public was asked to suggest names for the kitten, perhaps involving the circumstances of its rescue. Pike, Logan, Lucky, and Sweet Caroline were among the proposals. Whatever her name, people were happy she was safe and sound.

“This ended purrrrrrrrrrrfectly,” a State Police post quipped.

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