In Forest Grove, Oregon, Captain Tony Carter got more than he bargained for when he and his firefighter crew responded to a resident report of a cat meowing from within a massive, 20-by-20 foot pile of hedge clippings and bramble. The pile of yard debris was so thick that the source of the meows could not be seen, so the team got work uncovering the stuck kitten.
Forty-five minutes after the search began, a tiny, white and abandoned kitten was uncovered from the pile of yard debris. Before the kitty was taken to a veterinarian to be assessed for injuries, Captain Carter took a photo of the little survivor and sent it to his wife. Abandoned cats are often euthanized if they cannot find a loving home, but this kitten’s luck was about to change.
Captain Tony Carter with a kitten they just rescued from deep inside a large yard debris pile 19th/Oak St. pic.twitter.com/OXNAEmVCLQ
— Forest Grove Fire (@ForestGroveFire) April 30, 2014
Captain Carter and his family decided to adopt the tiny kitten he rescued, and now the brave little cat has its forever home. “I wasn’t really looking for another cat,” Carter told Oregon Live. “But it was a hard thing to pass up.” We are so happy that both kitten and family are doing well and happy with their new arrangements.
Photo Credit: @ForestGroveFire