Cat trapped in Bronx subway station rescued

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MOTT HAVEN, Bronx –– Crews rescued a small cat trapped inside a Bronx subway station Monday night.

NYPD officers rescued a cat trapped beneath a transit access grate in the sidewalk.

NYPD officers rescued a cat trapped beneath a transit access grate in the sidewalk.

MTA posted an alert of an "unauthorized animal" at the 3rd Ave- 138th Street station in Mott Haven on Sunday evening, causing delays on the No. 6 train . That unauthorized animal turned out to be a feline critter who neighbors say they've been hearing it meow for at least a few days. The cat would appear beneath a transit access grate in the sidewalk.

Transit crews were called to attempt a rescue, but the cat ran farther into the tunnel area. Cat rescue groups were assisting and checking the trap which was left beneath the grate.

Neighbors said the cat didn't look injured and some people have dropped food through the gate before it was rescued late Monday.