Cats seem to have a knack for getting into tight spaces, typically where they don’t belong. That was the case with this mama cat who found her way under a freezer in an Arizona Walmart. The kittens were having a difficult time and were cold and hungry. A rescue group needed to think on their feet to retrieve them.
The kittens were cared for by the Arizona Humane Society for a few weeks but since that time, they have been placed with forever homes. It all began when Walmart employees saw a stray roaming in the store. The Humane Society came in, retrieved the stray and found her a family. It wasn’t very long, however, before customers began hearing some mewing under a sandwich display case. As it turns out, there were two newborn kittens under it.
It was difficult to find the kittens because they were hidden so well. The Humane Society was again contacted and their emergency medical team came out with a special camera to find the location of the kittens. They were wedged inside of the pipe and they knew that they would not be able to survive very long.
Although the emergency medical team had seen kittens trapped before, these little cuties were trapped more than any they had ever seen. The display case was disassembled and ladles were pulled off of the Walmart shelves to scoop the kittens from the pipe. Eventually, a noose on a pole was used to retrieve them completely.
These cats are now named Houdini and Grace. They were too young to be put in a home so they spent 12 weeks growing up at the Humane Society. When it was time for adoption, loving families came in quickly and took them to their home. It is amazing when people come together and devote their time and energy to rescuing these little creatures that need some help.
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