11/01/2012 04:06 pm ET

Man Rescues Cat, Newborn Kittens During Hurricane Sandy

Spencer Service has seen cats in the alley below his Ocean Avenue apartment before. But Monday afternoon was the first time he'd seen one surrounded by newborn kittens—on the precipice of the biggest storm to slam New York City in recent history.

"I was looking out the window as Sandy was rolling in, and I saw some kittens moving around down there. I thought, 'Well that’s different,'" the 26-year-old Prospect Park employee told Patch on Tuesday.


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