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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — The same NYPD officer who helped rescue seven kittens abandoned in a suitcase has adopted one herself.

On March 19, NYPD officers found the grey kittens discarded in a suitcase in a parking lot near the Williamsburg Bridge.

This weekend, three of the kittens were adopted after weeks of recovering at the ASPCA.

NYPD officer Nicole Piridis from the 90th Precinct got to take home Dmitry, a 3-month-old kitten from the group. Piridis does not have any other pets and has renamed him “Apollo.”


Officer Nicole Piridis pictured with a kitten when she first helped rescue the group in March (Left) and when she adopted Apollo several weeks later on Saturday (Right). (NYPD)

Piridis’ close friend adopted Inessa, who she renamed “Persephone.” A third male kitten named “Ilyo” was adopted Sunday.

Two additional female kittens, Oxsana and Albina, also survived but are still recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital and are not yet up for adoption.

Anyone with information about this case or any animal cruelty case is asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or going online to submit a tip to http://www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com. All calls are strictly anonymous.

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