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VIDEO: Garfield Firefighters Coax Scared Cat Stuck In Police Car

Meet Murphy Photo Credit: COURTESY: Lysa DeLaurentis
Call it the summer's most amazing rescue.
Call it the summer's most amazing rescue. Video Credit: COURTESY: Lysa DeLaurentis

GARFIELD, N.J. -- Call it the summer's most amazing rescue: Garfield firefighters stripped the tires from a city police car to get at a scared cat who'd crawled underneath.

Garfield Police Officer Noah Murphy hoped to snatch the frisky feline, but she ran under his cruiser and "wedged herself deep inside the car carriage," said Lysa DeLaurentis, the city animal control officer.

"We couldn't get to her, and Officer Murphy refused to allow this car to be moved until the cat was safe," DeLaurentis said.

Garfield Fire Company No. 3 came to the rescue, lifting the patrol car with the help of Belfi's Towing and removing the tires (see video, above).

DeLaurentis named her -- what else? -- Murphy.

One other thing: Murphy's pregnant.


PLEASE SHARE: Anyone who wishes to donate food or other necessities to Murphy, please contact DeLaurentis at All Humane Animal Rescue, Inc. at (973) 616-8569.

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