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San Antonio firefighters rescue kitten, name her Selena

It was a purr-fect ending to a scary situation for the tiny kitten who had dodged two cars on the city's northwest side.
Credit: San Antonio Humane Society

SAN ANTONIO — A tiny black kitten affectionately named after the queen of Tejano music is lucky to be alive after she was found in the middle of the road. Firefighters from the San Antonio Fire Department found her on Tuesday morning and acted quickly to save her.

The San Antonio Humane Society thanked the crew from SAFD's Station 51 on the city's northwest side in a post on Facebook – saying they stopped busy traffic on Wurzbach Road and I-10 to rescue the kitten.

The firefighters said they witnessed the cat dodge two cars, but they were able to get her picked up safely. They took her to the San Antonio Humane Society and named her Selena.

A huge thank you to Fire Department Station 51 for stopping busy traffic on Wurzbach and I10 to rescue a baby kitten!...

Posted by San Antonio Humane Society on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The San Antonio Humane Society said she will need some "extra love and care" from their medical staff before she can be placed for adoption.

"Thankfully, she was not injured. She arrived a bit frightened, but we instantly showered her with love and tried to make her feel safe and comfortable," said Lucia Almanza, a public relations associate for the San Antonio Humane Society. "Our medical team examined her. She will be treated for sarcoptic mange for two weeks here in our new medical building. Afterwards, she will be sent to foster care, where she will receive lots of TLC until she is old enough to be adopted."

Almanza said that process will take approximately two more weeks. Then, Selena will move to the next phase.

"We estimate that she will be healthy and strong and ready for adoption in about a month," Almanza said.