From the Aberdeen Police Department:
On Monday, June 27, 2016 the Aberdeen Police Department responded to a service call for an injured animal. Construction workers alertly observed a person throw a small kitten from a vehicle near Beards Hill Road and immediately sprang into action.
The workers quickly recovered the kitten from the roadway and contacted police. Officer Hoffman responded and recovered a small male kitten from the scene.
Corporal Gentile, an officer known for many acts of kindness towards animals, heard the service call and decided to make a difference. Corporal Gentile met the fury black kitten at the station, named him Bear, and took him home for a good meal and a new lease on life.
The next day Corporal Gentile took Bear to a local Veterinary Clinic for a thorough evaluation. It was determined that Bear was approximately 8 weeks old, weighed approximately 1.4 pounds, had fleas, and a mildly sprained leg.
Corporal Gentile decided to get Bear a flea dip and started his first round of shots.
Bear’s leg has recovered and he is now living comfortably in the Gentile household, fitting in nicely with his other family pets.