Ohio State Trooper and Good Samaritan Rescue Cat Trapped on Interstate

An Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) trooper and a Good Samaritan combined forces to rescue a cat from an interstate in Lucas County, Ohio, on Monday, January 2, recently released video shows.

Footage posted to the OSHP Facebook page on January 24 shows the trooper, identified as Katie Thomas, approaching the cat, who was huddled against a concrete barrier. The feline then scurries away and climbs on top of a tire of her patrol vehicle. Thomas removes the cat – with the help of the Good Samaritan – and puts it in her car’s backseat.

The OSHP said the lucky cat was taken to the Toledo Humane Society.

According to the post, the cat was named Trooper and has since been adopted by a local family. The Toledo Humane Society thanked the women for rescuing Trooper and shared a photo of the cat on his adoption day. Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol via Storyful

Video transcript

- OK. Hi. On by me. Hey.






You're OK, bud.


You're OK. You're OK.

It's OK.



Come on. Yeah. He's like stuck.


- Come on, sweetie.

- Gotta let go.

- Come on.

- All right, come on.


It's probably hot in there, too.

- I know.

- Come on. Ah.


All in the line of duty, right?

- (CHUCKING) Yeah.

- Yeah, someone called it in.


All right.


We'll just put it in the back seat of my car. Here. I'll unlock it.

- OK.


- There we are. All right, just make sure he doesn't jump. You're OK, bud. All right.

- There.

- There you go.

- All right, I'll kind of hold him while you get the door.

- All right. All right.

- All right.

- Think I got it.

- I'm-- OK. Should be good.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.




- You're OK, buddy.

Hey, bud.