“I was shocked,” Leroy told The Dodo. “I screamed out, ‘No! There’s a little cat in the middle of the road!’”
Without hesitating, Leroy pulled over. He, along with another driver who stopped, then halted traffic to save the kitten’s life.
Leroy said, “The cat was afraid.
As she is now known, Silky, is now in a foster home as she waits to be adopted by a permanent family.
Credit: QUENTIN LEROY
Leroy’s quick thinking that day led to his being hailed as a hero. But he claims that he was only acting on instinct.
Leroy remarked, “I couldn’t leave her,” adding of the other driver, “I’m comforted to not have been the only one who had that reaction.”