Abu Dhabi Civil Defence personnel spring into action to rescue a kitten in the middle of the road in the capital. Image Credit: Instagram

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence rescued a kitten trapped on a busy street in the capital on Thursday morning.

Colonel Mohammad Abdul Jaleel Al Ansari, Director General of Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, said the operation room received a call about the kitten trapped on Shaikh Zayed Street (popularly known as Salam Street) on Thursday morning. A Civil Defence team in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Traffic Police blocked the road and rescued the kitten, he said in a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior. He said the Civil Defence always deals with such incidents seriously by upholding the humanitarian and animal welfare principles. 


A video showing this  heart-warming gesture by Abu Dhabi Civil Defence has gone viral on social media.

The video shows at least five Civil Defence personnel walking on a four-lane empty street, which was  blocked by them for the rescue mission, and catching a black kitten sitting on the shoulder of the road.

After catching the kitten, the men were seen running towards three Civil Defence trucks parked on the same road.

Heavy traffic is seen on the other part of the road.

Thousands of people have already watched the video that was originally posted on the Instagram account of Abu Dhabi Network. A representative of Abu Dhabi Network told Gulf News that the video was sent to them by a resident.

People have lauded the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence men for the gesture.