Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddled inside dumpster

An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that resembles the storyline of a Disney movie.

According to a Facebook post by the Knoxville Tennessee Police Department Wednesday, Animal Control Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster.

 “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby raccoon -- cuddled in the corner keeping each other warm,” the post reads.

Commenters on the post expressed concern that perhaps the animals would be euthanized, but an update from the department indicates a happier ending to the tale.

“The raccoon was relocated and released. The kitten was transported to Young Williams Animal Center,” department officials said. 

According to the Young Williams Animal Center website, the center’s goal is to find a home for all pets.

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