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Kitten rescued from M1 motorway by PSNI traffic officers 'adopted by caring animal lover'

A kitten rescued from M1 motorway by PSNI traffic officers was yesterday `adopted by a caring animal lover'.
Marie Louise McConville

A KITTEN found by PSNI officers on the M1 motorway was yesterday "adopted by a caring animal lover".

Police had yesterday morning appealed for information about the owner of the cat, which was rescued on Monday night by members of the NI Road Policing and Safety team.

The team then posted a photo of the cat on Twitter and tweeted: "Found on the M1 near Lurgan by Roads Policing, Mahon Road. If you know who owns it, or are the owner, please contact RPU at Mahon Road. Thanks".

The tweet prompted concerned Twitter users to take to the social media platform to question how the young cat had come to be found on the busy motorway.

One tweet read: "God love the wee fella or gal, thank God the wee cat is alive. Get a good home please".

Some also offered to give the cat a home while others suggested taking it to an animal shelter.

"I saw on Rescue CatsNI fb page that someone had reported this kitten running about the motorway. If no-one claims him can I suggest you contact Rescue Cats NI as they will ensure he is looked after and goes to a good home," one tweet read.

Yesterday afternoon, the NI Road Policing and Safety updated those concerned about the cat, revealing it had found a new home.

Posting on Twitter, the team said: "This wee dote has been checked over by a vet and given the all clear. The kitten has now been adopted by a caring animal lover and will now be very well looked after. Thank you to all of you who sent best wishes and enquiring to adopt".

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