Daytona Beach cops rescue Kittens trapped between two fences during Hurricane Dorian

Headline Surfer video / Raw body cam video footage of two Daytona Beach cops who rescued a pair of kittens trapped between a wooden fence and a chain-link fence during Hurricane Dorian.

PS on Hurricane Dorian for East Central Florida / Headlinr SurferBy HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two of Daytona Beach's finest rescued two kittens who had gotten stuck between two fences on the beachside during Hurricane Dorian. 

Here is a synopsis of what occurred as described by Daytona Beach Police spokesman Messod Bendayan in an email media alert to Headline Surfer and other daily media outlets covering the Daytona Beach area:

Officers James Bissa and Russell Gibbins were called to the 600 block of Butler Boulevard (near North Wild Olive Avenue) around 7 p.m. Wednesday night as Hurricane Dorisan was dumping rain and gusting winds from its outer bandss as it began mioving north from the Bahamas and skirting florida's Atlantic coastline.

A resident in the area directed the respoinding cops to the kittens, who were trapped between a wooden fence and a chain-link fence separating two properties. 

"It’s not clear how long they were stuck there, but it does appear that they were on their own while Dorian was passing through the area," Bendayan said. "The kittens’ mother was not found by the officers."  

Officer Bissa managed to pull the cats free by sticking his hand through the wooden fence and grabbing them, Bendayan said.

"It’s not clear how long they were stuck there, but it does appear that they were on their own while Dorian was passing through the area," Daytona Beach Police spokesmasn Messod Bendayan said. "The kittens’ mother was not found by the officers."  

Officer Bissa managed to pull the cats free by sticking his hand through the wooden fence and grabbing them, Bendayan said. "Other than being wet and stuck, the kitties had no apparent injuries," the police spokesmsn added.

"Other than being wet and stuck, the kitties had no apparent injuries," the police spokesmsn added.

The cops left the rescued kittens in the care of the resident who them for help.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.