I was told I needed to write about this little cat who is now alive because a neighborhood came together to pull it out of a drain so that it could poop in a box for the rest of its life.
Hey, there is nothing wrong with saving baby animals from certain death. You probably feel really good about yourself. That cat is totally traumatized now, though, and probably will never feel comfortable in enclosed spaces. Poor kitty.
Ok… here we go.
A five-week-old kitten is receiving some TLC. Somehow, she managed to get stuck in a storm drain, and it took a whole team to get her out.
There’s a lot of noise at the intersection of Prospect Street and Saint Lawrence Avenue in Saint Lawrence, Berks Co., but somehow, a little kitten trapped under a grate was heard.
“There was a gentleman out here to check for a gas leak, and he’s the one who heard the kitty meowing,” explained Lynn Hess. “It’s nice to know people care.”
As opposed to the guy checking the gas who would go “I just heard a cat meowing in that drain. I hope it dies.”? Is there ANYONE anywhere who wouldn’t stop to at least tell someone about a possibly dying cat? Please don’t make me hate humanity on this one.
The kitten’s lucky streak continued because the storm drain is down the street from the Antietam Valley Animal Hospital.
Oh REALLLY? How convenient. I wonder if the animal hospital was looking to get rid of a few pesky kittens. Hmmmmm…
“The police called this morning and said could we come down with some treats, some food, maybe a rabies pole to help get a kitten out of the drain,” said Hess, who works at the animal hospital.
A rabies pole!? Where the hell do you buy one of those? Coolest pole name ever. Ok, second coolest pole name ever.
Hess said the kitten was still trapped.
“We came down and we couldn’t get the pole down to the drain right, so we waited for them to get a back loader,” said Hess.
Wait, so Plan A was to try and use a pole for a tiny bit and Plan B was to just rip up the entire earth around the drain? No Plan AB?
Workers stepped in, and the team effort worked.
“They came, pulled the grate off, put the rabies pole in and captured him,” said Hess.
The vet determined the kitten is a she.
“We got the kitten back to the hospital here,” said Dr. Greg Godon. “We got her on heating pads now because she’s quite cold.”
The shivering kitty got a bath and was tested for feline leukemia and FIV. The wild kitten has a clean bill of health.
“Then we’ll get it vaccinated, wormed and advertise it on our Web page,” said Godon.
And the hospital staff gave her the name “Grate” because she was found underneath one.
“See if we find a home for it,” said Godon. “Which I don’t think will be too hard because the kitten is awfully cute.”
Grate looked grateful. SOURCE: WFMZ.com
WORST CAT NAME EVER! I am going to go on their web page and protest. Grate is awful. It needs a cooler name, like “Squeezes” or something. Or you could name it “Baby Jessica” or “South American Miner” or “Hades”.
I’m naming my dog “Robocop”, which is going to be the best thing in the history of ever.
Also, I’m glad the community could come together and spend tons of hours to save this cat. I mean, crap, they could be raising money for the homeless or something. I’m glad they actually put their powers to good use!