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HOUSTON A group of kindhearted animal lovers used social media to rescue a kitten stranded on a busy Houston interstate Thursday night.

When Monica Myers heard about the frightened kitten huddled up against a beam on I-10 near Loop 610, she posted a plea for help on Facebook.

Several people shared the post and one of them called Lili Elatar, who lives in the Galleria area.

Elatar was in her pajamas, but that didn t stop her from heading out the door to help the kitty.

It was after midnight when she finally lured the hungry kitten out with a can of sardines.

I grabbed the kitten with my bare hands and jumped down to the shoulder into my car and we both drove off to safety, Lili told us in an email. It was extremely scary for me as a person to be out there, and I can t begin to imagine being 3-5 pounds and helpless out there for days without any food or water and left in the rain.

Lili and her friends named the kitten Flash. He s now getting plenty of TLC at Frisky Paws Rescue. Call them if you are interested in adopting Flash or other animals that need homes.

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