IMPD officer saves cat found on I-465

IMPD officer saves cat on Interstate 465. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer braved the busy interstate to rescue a cat.

Sergeant Randy Dodd saw the cat along Interstate 465 near I-69. Instead of driving on he turned around in an effort to save Plinko the feline. He called Indiana State Patrol for assistance.

“Two troopers showed up at I-465 and I-69, turned on all the red and blues. They slowed traffic down just enough for me to grab my blanket and jump the wall, do a little chase with her. She finally let me catch her. Once I got her in the blanket, I jumped back over the wall. Put her in my car, and she was crying. Kept her in a blanket, turned on the heat,” said Dodd.

Plinko was taken to FACE, a low-cost animal clinic in Indianapolis. There, she received vaccinations and is being treated with an antibiotic for cut near her eye. Plinko will be up for adoption within the next couple of weeks.

For Dodd, it’s just a typical day. Dodd has rescued animals ranging from turtles, to dogs and even a wild raccoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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