Hurricane Ian: Tampa police rescue kitten found outdoors during storm

TAMPA, Fla. — Humans weren’t the only ones in need of rescue as Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida.

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According to WTVT and WFLA, two police officers discovered a frightened kitten on Tampa’s Florida Avenue as the storm battered the area.

“They welcomed her into their patrol vehicle, drove her to the Veterinary Emergency Group and within an hour, found a family willing to give her a home,” Tampa police wrote in a Thursday Facebook post, calling the rescue “a bright spot in the storm.”

Police said the kitten now has a fitting name – Stormie.

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