A frightened feline that found itself in a tight situation was rescued by Johnston Animal Control Officer Erin Medeiros and the Johnston Fire Department this week after being trapped for days.
On Tuesday, a homeowner on Greenville Avenue heard unexplained cries in her yard and went looking for the source. When they discovered the kitten pinned between two large rocks, they immediately called for help.
It was at least two days that the tiny kitten was trapped between two large construction boulders.
Firefighters and officers from the Johnson Police Animal Control pried the two large boulders apart with the Jaws of Life. Fearing that the stones were unstable, and concerned that they would fall or crumble and crush the kitten, the team worked carefully for about 45 minutes to extract the cat.
The kitten was terrified so they took turns stroking the little furry buddy until the he was freed from the rocks.
“He was infested with fleas, he was dehydrated, but we got some fluids right away, gave him a bath, a flea dip, and everything he needed,” Medeiros said. “He’s doing very well.”
Johnston Police Animal Control Officer Erin Medeiros said in an interview that the kitten has been named Soldier, is doing well and is in line to be adopted into a loving home after his rescue. Share this story and help many kittens like him find their forever homes.