Skip to comments.Construction crew saves kittens beneath concrete
Posted on 05/31/2012 10:42:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
SANDY A mysterious sound, a dreadful realization, and a miraculous rescue. A cat was trapped in one of the most unlikely places imaginable, and somehow made it out alive.
Meet Crete. As in, concrete. He's named that because his owner rescued him from inside of a garage floor. Builders were working on a new home in West Jordan when they thought they heard meowing.
"The sheetrockers said they kept hearing the cat," said contractor David Best. "So they started tearing apart the walls and cutting holes in things looking for this cat."
The workers made their way around the home, cutting holes in numerous rooms trying to find the animal.
"I thought maybe it had climbed up in there and slid down and got stuck," said contractor Russell Evans. "So I just cut it out and I'm like tearing it out, and I'm like, 'Where is the cat?'"
"These guys would call, 'Hey kitty, kitty, kitty,' and it would meow, and I thought, 'Wow, it's in the middle,' and we've got our ears to the ground and everything," Best said.
The bizarre reality finally set in.
"I call Rich, and I'm like, 'I can hear the cat. It's in the concrete, I know it,'" Evans said.
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Do they travel?
"DIS UR FAWLT, HOOMIN!"
No luck yet?
But I did rip out the drywall on the stairwell.
Hubby wasn’t overjoyed about that.
That’s what he gets for leaving me in the house alone.
What a close call.
Had a thought: Plumbers have those cameras that can go into pipes. Might be useful for checking hard-to-see places.
Had another thought: Check the web bios of university biology profs until you find one who specializes in herps. Call or email him/her for advice.
Awesome feel good story. Thank you.
You could also put a heating pad or pads set to low or medium out for him in a dark corner. He might be attracted to that.
Awww Cute little guy. The kitten is gorgeous too. ;o)
It really makes me feel good that tough, maybe even burly, construction guys care enough about life to tear out installed work to save a cat. May God smile upon them.
This will be the biggest story on the web. Everyone knows that the internet was designed to promote teh kittehs.
Check out these homeless kittens that, according to a UGRA official, swam across the Guadalupe River to get to some kids in Louise Hays Park. The three kittens were rescued and taken to Kerr County Animal Shelter where they now are awaiting +a home.
I wanted to cry when I saw the pic. So glad they were rescued.
I’ll go put down newspapers...
[...for the kitten, of course.]
The internet is a series of tubes.
Those tubes contain cats.
Awww, poor babies! May they all find forever homes.
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