An abandoned poodle, a kitten trapped in a construction fence and a cat stuck in an engine block were all rescued by kindhearted cops and firefighters Friday.
Members of Engine Co. 268 in the Rockaways, Queens, took in an abandoned poodle found wandering on Rockaway Beach Blvd. at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters said. After a good Samaritan took the 8-year-old pooch to their firehouse, firefighters took the dog to an area vet to get checked out and groomed. Firefighters footed the vet bill.
Firefighters from Engine 260 in Long Island City were flagged down about 1:50 p.m. by workers at a construction site on 12th St. where a kitten was trapped inside a construction fence. Smoke-eaters took apart the fence to rescue the kitten.
Police Officer John Passarella freed a small cat trapped in the engine block of a minivan on Brighton 4th St. in Brighton Beach about 4:30 p.m.