Tempe police officers rescue 2 stray kittens near death

Jun 4, 2015, 7:07 AM | Updated: 7:07 am

PHOENIX — Two Tempe police officers rescued a pair of kittens and nursed them back to health, according to a department blog post.

Officers Michelle Calender and Vanessa Vela were working routine patrol shifts around midnight on Wednesday when they spotted two kittens on the verge of death.

The kittens were malnourished, weak and terrified. Vela took them home to keep an eye on them.

Within hours, the kittens, by then named Lord Tuffington III and Fuzz Bucket, had progressed to eating and drinking on their own.

A scary moment occurred when Fuzz became unconscious and Vela had to perform CPR.

Vela turned the kittens over to the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, an organization that regularly assists Tempe Police with abandoned, rescued and injured animals found.

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Tempe police officers rescue 2 stray kittens near death