Cats can sometimes get themselves stuck in some tight spaces, and even fairly sticky situations. For one little kitten that found itself stuck, all it could do was cry out—and that’s when two rescuers heard it and sprang into action.
In July 2014, Winston Young and his friend heard distressed animal cries coming from a crawlspace, just outside the house, that was 8–10 feet deep. When they looked inside, they saw a tiny kitten staring back at them—they had to help the poor thing.
But there was a problem. How were they able to reach in to rescue the kitten?
The two friends later came up with an idea.
In a video uploaded to YouTube showing the rescue process, Young describes each step.
“We attached yarn to 4 corners of a mesh netting bag and then had a rope attached to the 4 lengths of yarn,” he wrote.
They then “placed kitten food in an attempt to help attract the trapped kitten.”
With one of them shining a torchlight down the crawlspace, the other lowered the “device” inside. In about two minutes, the kitten was lifted up to safety.
The two friends took the adorable kitten over to its anxious mother, which was waiting nearby. From the video, she seemed to be doing a check on her kitten to make sure she was all right before licking her clean.
Afterwards, the little kitty started drinking its mother’s milk.
It turned out that this was not the only kitten that was inside the crawlspace. Maybe mom gave birth to her litter down there because it seemed safe.
Young wrote, “The mother of the kitten eventually brought 3 more kittens out of the crawl space.”
“All the cats associated with this video have been fixed,” he added.
It was unclear why their mother hadn’t brought her first kitten out of the crawlspace, but nonetheless, the two friends did a great job saving the kitten that was crying for help.
Watch the rescue in the video below:
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