The hearts of pet owners and animal lovers everywhere were touched after the LA Police Department shared a photo of this cop saving a cat from the wildfires that are ravaging the area. The unnamed officer is pictured rescuing a cat, as he helps firefighters with evacuations from the Skirball Fire and Creek Fire on Wednesday.
For some it might just be a cat. But to others it’s a friend, a loved one, a companion. The #LAPD has a motto, “To Protect and to Serve”, and our officers have been displaying that in many ways during the #CreekFire & #SkirballFire pic.twitter.com/kmyHhvy9Fe
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) December 7, 2017
The Department shared this message along with the powerful image:
“For some it might just be a cat. But to others it’s a friend, a loved one, a companion. The #LAPD has a motto, “To Protect and to Serve”, and our officers have been displaying that in many ways during the #CreekFire & #SkirballFire”
The photo and its message soon went viral.
— Anika Reitman (@AnikaCorina) December 7, 2017
Many thanked the officer and all of those helping in rescuing people and animals from the devastating fires.
To many it’s their one and only baby. Thank you for saving someone’s baby.
— banthefrontlawn (@banthefrontlawn) December 7, 2017
Many hoped that the rescued kitty would be reunited with its family, while others were willing to take the kitty in.
This is an awesome hero story! I'm sure this family that lost their cat in the wildfire will be so thankful!
— Royanna Fritschmann (@royannaf) December 7, 2017
I can foster animals! I'm not too far from the fires but in a safe area!
— Complainer (@downeyrants) December 7, 2017
Lets hope everyone stays safe during, including the animals.