Gas station staff and rescuers come together to save a crying kitten
A customer heard teeny meows coming from somewhere at the gas station, but couldn't find the cat.
After alerting the staff, they discovered that the kitten was somehow trapped inside a wall, crying for help.
"A call came through to a local SES (State Emergency Service) rescue unit from service station staff after a customer heard a kitten crying in the wall," Heidi Groom told Love Meow. "I was part of a team on 3 SES volunteers who undertook the rescue."
Rescuers located the scared fur ball and devised a plan to get him.
"There are no houses near where he was found (back wall of a service station/industrial block) we can only assume he's been dumped," Heidi told Love Meow.
The kitten was wedged in a wall between an old vacant plumbing store and a gas station.
"We tried a few things, trying to get him to hold onto something or try to climb up," Heidi said.
"We rolled up a hessian sack on the end of a rope, and it worked!"
"He stood on it and held on."
The rescuer quickly picked the kitten up to safety.
He was covered in rain water and shaking from the cold.
"We don't know how long he'd been in the hole but Service station staff said at least a good 4 hours since they heard him crying out."
The kitten was very happy to be rescued and couldn't stop purring and cuddling!
They named the five week old kitten, Cookie.
Cookie is now in foster care with Heidi until he can find a forever home.
He's now safe, warm, and free.
Every life is worth saving - and this kitten gets to purr and cuddle another day thanks to these brave rescuers!
via Love Meow
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