SC police officer rescues kitten, forms lifelong friendship

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A kitten in South Carolina has a forever home after a police officer with a big heart rescued her from a dumpster.

“Another officer had found her in the rain under a trash dumpster and brought her into the department,” Spartanburg cop Cody Garrett, told ABC News. “I offered to take her because I have another rescue at home who is currently nursing her four kittens.”

The animal-lover snapped a cute photo with the tiny kitten he named Squirt and posted it to Instagram. Since then, the post has garnered more than 2 million views.

For Garrett, Squirt was a welcome addition to his family of felines.

According to ABC News, Garrett’s cat, Toothless, just had kittens so she has taken Squirt in as one of her own, nursing her back to health.

Garrett said Squirt is gaining strength by the day and already looks a lot better than the day he took her in.

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