Residents of the American town of Elkhart reported to local rescuers about a feline family that was living in a hole under a sidewalk. The area was dangerous for small kittens, so volunteers rushed out to rescue the family. When they arrived, the task was not easy.
“Carl was a hero and crawled the smallest hole ever to get them,” the rescue said. “The kittens were pretty dirty and had lots of fleas. It was a long couple of hours, but we had six terrified babies going to a foster home and a feral mom that will find a safe barn home. No one was left behind. There was no better way to end a day.”
The hole under the sidewalk was narrow, so the volunteers had to dig it out and climb right into the hole. It took them a couple of hours to get the kittens out safely. In the end, the operation was a success – they got the mother cat and the six babies out and moved them to safety.
The kittens were taken in by a couple of volunteers.
“They are finally getting braver around people. They got their first bath to wash away all the dirt that was on them,” Catsnip Etc shared. “While they weren’t too excited about the bath, they are getting better about the snuggles.”
The kittens were terribly frightened at first, but they quickly adapted to the new surroundings and their foster parents. The little ones started to eat actively, slept happily in the soft cot, and after a few days were quietly allowed the fosters to hold them in their arms, which they loved very much!
The mother cat, meanwhile, was spayed and vaccinated, and also sent to a holding facility. Soon she will find loving owners for her – as well as her babies when they recover and grow up. Thank you to the kind people for saving this sweet family!