|Sent on:||Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:19 PM|
We have a hero among us! Please join me in giving a big shout out to Juliana Ackil, a member of our vegetarian society, who rescued this adorable and scared kitten as he was perched on a guard rail on top of the elevated expessway, near the Barataria Blvd, in Marrero! We got the emergency call at 10: 00 am this morning from a motorist who observed the kitten on the interstate, crouching, trying to avoid the traffic. We put the word out to some of our members, and Juliana was the first to respond.
Juliana quickly drove to the scene, eventually seeing the kitten on the guardrail. Juliana immediately pulled over to the shoulder and grabbed him with her sweater, before he could run away. Juliana's swift and selfless actions saved this kitten, who had been thrown deliberately into traffic. Several TV stations and the Times Picayune covered the story. Here is WDSU's version: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/kitten-rescued-on-elevated-expressway-wed-humane-society-of-la-says/-/9853400/20633992/-/qj2a2xde/-/inx
Virtually every day, and sometimes several times a day, we help animals in our city and around the state. To help our efforts, please donate here: humanela.org/donate.htm
Care to join our volunteer support group? Kindly register here: http://www.meetup.com/humanesociety-54/
Awesome job, Juliana!!!