SG officer rescues terrified ‘hitchhiker’

By on June 21, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Police Officer Kevin Forest thought he was just going to stop a semi truck to warn the driver about using a cell phone in a construction zone.

He ended up saving the life of a kitten that had unknowingly “hitchhiked” from Wisconsin to Illinois.

Officer Forest on May 25 stopped a southbound semi truck near Route 47 and Chelsea Avenue. The truck had already travelled 284 miles from its point of origin in Tomah, Wis. Officer Forest heard the sound of a kitten while speaking with the truck driver, but the driver said that he did not have a cat onboard, leading Forest to investigate further. Upon opening the engine compartment, Forest and the driver found a kitten clinging to the truck’s air cleaner.

Officer Forest cared for the kitten until it could be turned over to Kane County Animal Control.

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