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UPDATE: Cat recovers from broken leg after Nevada Highway Patrol freeway rescue

Troopers rescue cat from freeway median
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Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 23:51:50-05

UPDATE DEC. 29: The Animal Foundation says Luca, the cat rescued by Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers on Dec. 23, is now with a rescue partner due to a fractured leg and some other injuries.

He is recovering under the care of the Tommy Cat Foundation. The organizations says they rescue and care for cats and kittens with special needs.

You can learn more about the organization and about Luca's progress on their Facebook page.

Luca's rescue was the second time this month that NHP troopers rescued a cat from a busy Las Vegas road.

On Dec. 5, troopers saved a separate feline in the center median of the Interstate 15 near Spring Mountain Road during rush hour.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol made an unusual rescue Monday morning when patrolling Interstate 15.

Troopers rescued a cat from the freeway median, according to its social media account.

The rescue took place sometime Monday morning from the center median near I-15 and US-95.

The rescued cat was taken to the Animal Foundation, according to troopers, with hopes of the furry friend finding a forever home.

Contact information for NHP can be found here and the Animal Foundation here.