Kitten Rescued From Route 90 Bridge

Kitten Rescued From Route 90 Bridge

OCEAN CITY — A tiny kitten, now known affectionately as “Eddie,” was rescued by Ocean City Police last week while running in and out of hectic traffic on the Route 90 bridge on the eve of a holiday weekend.

Last Thursday, Ocean City Police received multiple calls about a kitten on the Route 90 bridge that was periodically running in and out of traffic. OCPD officers attempted to catch the kitten and were forced to stop traffic a few times  in order to prevent it from being run over, but the kitten would hide in a drain each time officers attempted to save it.

Finally, around mid-afternoon, OCPD officers were able to chase the tiny kitten down and take him into custody. By last Thursday evening, the kitten was in a safe home after being adopted by a dispatcher who had been working the phones that day.

The kitten has been named “Eddie” after the officer that was finally able to track him down on the dangerous highway bridge.

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About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.