Levin relayed the story in a series of tweets about Loretta and injured cat in need of a lot of love, whom he found on the side of the BQE with an EZPass collar muttering about the price of the RFK Bridge.
After spotting the injured feline, Levin pulled over – it’s not clear if the Brooklyn councilman would have done the same for a dog, but this is a cat, the unofficial hipster animal of Brooklyn – and with the help of some friendly police officers, Levin was able to get the cat safely off the highway and to Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition.
The coalition reported that the cat had been shot in the hip and suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover. The cat was reported a victim of serious animal abuse and BARC is currently accepting donations at (718) 486-7489 or www.barcshelter.org.
And since this is New York, we’re sure that Levin was thoroughly honked at and flipped off for impeding traffic even briefly. Even in the case of an adorable cat, New Yorkers are not “kitten around” when it comes to their commute.
With his heroic act, Levin really upped the game for all the other council people who are content to just kissing babies and help old ladies cross the street – streets we're sure aren't nearly as deadly and dangerous as the BQE.
It was even more impressive than the classic “cat stuck in tree,” as falling out of a tree is nothing compared to whatever disease you can contract by walking along the expressway.
Levin also sustained injuries in the struggle, although his injuries – cat scratch fever, etc. – are not expected to be life threatening and are probably just adorable (and sting slightly).