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Kitten Rescued from Roadway Tunnel

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Kitten Rescued from Roadway Tunnel

A terrified, but unharmed ginger puffball found inside the Burnley Tunnel in Melbourne, Australia, may have lost one of his nine lives, but he gained a badge-of-honor name, Dodge – as in I dodged every car and truck in the Burnley Tunnel and survived!

It is unbelievable to watch the video footage (see next page) of this scared-half-to-death kitten cowering in a tunnel gutter as dozens of cars and trucks unknowingly whiz by at 60 miles an hour just inches away! Fortunately, tunnel monitoring equipment spotted unusual movement in the tunnel and zeroed-in on the object of concern.

Once the Citylink Transportation workers who monitor the video footage realized the object of concern was a helpless kitten, they leapt into action. Within minutes they arrived to the location, spotted the ginger kitten, shut down traffic in two lanes, and rescued the grease-covered fur ball, which apparently took some patience as Dodge scurried under the rescue vehicle. Finally seeing the transportation worker cradling this precious little kitten safely in his arms made my heart sing!

The 10-week old kitten was handed over to the Lost Dog’s Home, as Citylink Transportation has worked with them for years, and they were delighted to help out a feline in need. Lost Dog’s Home will keep Dodge for eight days before putting him up for adoption in order to give his family, if he has one, the opportunity to claim him. If he remains unclaimed, applications will be accepted for his adoption.

In the meantime, Dodge paid a visit to the Citylink control room in Melbourne, where he was first spotted, to reunite with the staff who rescued him. He clearly had already put his past behind him and was enjoying all of the attention with the eight lives he had left!

Image credit: The Lost Dogs Home at Facebook

Click on the next page to view video footage of Dodge.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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6:06PM PST on Feb 16, 2014


3:49AM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

What a sweetie!

2:12PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

How wonderful that these wonderful men did so much to help this precious life, and making sure that he would be taken care of. Kindness DOES matter.

10:26PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

What a tragedy if this cute kitten lost his life. Good thing he was saved :)

8:43AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

glad his ok :) thanks for sharing :)

4:17AM PDT on May 30, 2013

adorable,thank you for sharing

7:50PM PDT on May 21, 2013

Well done, great save.

9:10PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Kittens are fur covered manifestations of love.

4:05AM PDT on May 15, 2013

How wonderful!!

3:20PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Oh, cute little thing! Great news.

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