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Update: Five kittens rescued in Albany, police say

Update: Five kittens rescued in Albany, police say

An officer cared for the kittens at the station until they could be taken to the humane society, police said
Update: Five kittens rescued in Albany, police say
Albany Police Officer John Polec with the kittens at the Albany Police South Station
Photographer: Albany Police

ALBANY - Five kittens were rescued and kept safe after a fire call, police said late Monday morning.

Albany firefighters originally found the kittens in the basement of a home as the firefighters investigated smoke conditions there, police said in an online post. 

The firefighters placed the kittens in the recycle bin to keep them safe, police said. Albany police officers then took them to the station to keep them warm before they could be taken to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

The Police Department's original post said the officers found the kittens in the bin after hearing "meowing."

Officers found the kittens in the area of Walter and North First streets at about 2 a.m.

Officers took the kittens to the Albany Police South Station, where Officer John Polec took over and watched over them for the morning, police said.

🚨 CUTENESS ALERT 🚨 Around 2:00 a.m., while on the scene of a fire call in the area of Walter Street and North First...

Posted by Albany Police Department on Monday, October 14, 2019
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