Indianapolis Police Officer Saves Cat from Busy Highway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A cat is recovering at an animal clinic after being rescued from a busy highway by an Indianapolis police officer.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Randy Dodd spotted the cat on Interstate 465. He called the Indiana State Patrol to help him slow traffic on the roadway while he attempted to save the feline.

Dodd says he grabbed a blanket, jumped the barricade and eventually was able to catch the cat.

The cat aptly has been named Plinko. She was taken to FACE, a low-cost animal shelter in Indianapolis, and received vaccinations and treatment to a cut near her eye.

Plinko is expected to be available for adoption in the next few weeks.

Dodd says he's rescued other animals in the past, including dogs, turtles and a wild raccoon.