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Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...
Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo

Posted on 09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT by vannrox

A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.

Meet Mama Rayne!

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

Last Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building.

"When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because of the way the drain pipes were sloped, there was no way for the kitten to get back up the pipe on his own," Missy of Here Kitty Kitty Rescue shared with Love Meow.

She immediately reached out to Here Kitty Kitty Rescue (in Elkhart, Indiana) for help. "We tied a tuna juice soaked scarf around a 7-foot pole and stuck it down the pipe. Our hope was that the kitten would be attracted to the smell and climb up the scarf and to freedom."

Meanwhile, they were able to get the mama cat in a carrier and also found her second baby (named Riley) who was hiding in the bushes.

Mama Rayne and second kitten RileyHere Kitty Kitty Rescue

The kitten was very fearful of humans which gave them an idea that the little one trapped inside the drain was probably very frightened as well.

They waited till the next morning and found out that their plan was not successful. "Our good friends at Meow Mission went to check out the situation and to help and could still hear the baby down in the pipe screaming. We started to panic because we knew that we were running out of time."

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

"How do you catch a feral kitten, that does not want to be caught, as he is running terrified through a maze of underground pipes, hungry and just wanting his mommy? We finally got inspired and had an idea."

They found a nearby manhole, and rescuer, Stacy, volunteered to crawl down into the murky water and look through the pipes.

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

"We found a black pipe about 10 inches wide that seemed to lead to the drain pipe where the kitten had fallen down. We got our small kitten live trap, filled it with yummy food, and placed it in the black pipe connected to the manhole."

Stacy then climbed back up, and they began to play videos of a mama cat calling her babies over and over. Then they could hear the kitten's cries getting louder and closer.

"We were all holding our breath, and heard the best sound ever: the snap of the trap closing!"

Stacy climbed back down the manhole to retrieve the trap. When she handed it over to another rescuer, they saw a beautiful ginger kitten inside, safe!

"Despite being alone, with no warmth or food for almost 48 hours, we got our kitten, safe in the trap. Lisa named the little guy Piper."

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue brought the feline family back to their beautiful sanctuary where they could relax and decompress. Piper was so happy to be reunited with his mama and sister. "They are very impressed with canned food!"

Cuddling with his rescuer, Stacy.

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

Sweet mama Rayne found a kind-hearted woman to help her save her kitten.

Now the family of three is doing well in foster care - no more worries about food and shelter!

Here Kitty Kitty Rescue

Share this story with your friends. If you would like to support their rescue efforts, click here to see how you can help. Follow updates on this feline family and their other rescue kitties at Here Kitty Kitty Rescue on Facebook.

Related story: Cat Mom Protects Her Kitten in Storm Drain and Waits for Someone to Rescue Them



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: cat; cats; help; kitten; kittens; kittyping; rescue
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1 posted on 09/22/2018 9:36:56 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: Springman; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

How about starting the week with a heartwarming story about a hero. You know, we all can be heroes and heroines. I fear that the terrible onslaught of negative evil news from the mainstream just drowns out the good news that happens all the time, and no one gets to know about it.


2 posted on 09/22/2018 9:42:04 PM PDT by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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Thank you so much for posting that story. It was just what I needed to read about today.
So, I guess that really does happen, where animals will sometimes ‘ask’ a human being for help that way.
Todas Tres Gatos, juntos de nuevo!
(All 3 cats, together again!!)


3 posted on 09/22/2018 9:47:17 PM PDT by lee martell (AT)
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To: vannrox

bttt


4 posted on 09/22/2018 9:53:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: vannrox

Wonderful story! So happy the kitties are safe now. I’d MUCH rather read a story like this than multiple stories about a lying skank like Blasey Fraud. Her, I would have left down the sewer-—it’s her natural environment, after all.


5 posted on 09/22/2018 10:05:43 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: vannrox

Yep, it’s great to read about happy endings and this fits the bill. Piper’s a lucky lil feller that so many were willing to go out of their way to save him.
All three are lucky because now they have a chance at finding loving homes.


6 posted on 09/22/2018 10:06:11 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: vannrox

So sweet! I’m so tired of politics and this hits the spot!


7 posted on 09/22/2018 10:07:18 PM PDT by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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A moma cat was apparently living under our shop. We were not aware of this. One day she came out and was begging for food and help. She had kittens and was not well fed. She was very scared but desperate. We feed them everyday now. When we are able to capture the Moma she will be taken to the Vet and fixed and given shots and taken back to the shop. Will do the same for the kittens when they are old enough. All she wanted was help for her and her kittens. She got it.

A few years ago another cat adopted us at the shop. She now lives at home with us. She is a very loving cat. If you open the front door she looks out and kinda says, “you got to be kidding, I aint going out there anymore, life is good inside the house.” We had been feeding her at the shop. It was a bitterly cold day when she begged to come inside the shop. My wife put her in a cage and brought her home. She has been a good cat. If I shrimp my cats eat shrimp also.

Cats adopt you.


8 posted on 09/22/2018 10:50:10 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: LUV W

A moma cat was apparently living under our shop. We were not aware of this. One day she came out and was begging for food and help. She had kittens and was not well fed. She was very scared but desperate. We feed them everyday now. When we are able to capture the Moma she will be taken to the Vet and fixed and given shots and taken back to the shop. Will do the same for the kittens when they are old enough. All she wanted was help for her and her kittens. She got it.

A few years ago another cat adopted us at the shop. She now lives at home with us. She is a very loving cat. If you open the front door she looks out and kinda says, “you got to be kidding, I aint going out there anymore, life is good inside the house.” We had been feeding her at the shop. It was a bitterly cold day when she begged to come inside the shop. My wife put her in a cage and brought her home. She has been a good cat. If I shrimp my cats eat shrimp also.

Cats adopt you.


9 posted on 09/22/2018 10:52:43 PM PDT by cpdiii (Cane Cutter, Deckhand,Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: vannrox

Great story and pictures.

Thanks for posting this daybrightener.


10 posted on 09/22/2018 11:15:14 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: vannrox

Smart cat. Animals are smarter than they are given credit.

Mamma cat knew to go for help. Awesome.


11 posted on 09/22/2018 11:18:17 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: VR-21

Bookmark


12 posted on 09/22/2018 11:27:47 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: vannrox

St.Francis of Assisi is very happy knowing this.


13 posted on 09/22/2018 11:39:18 PM PDT by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: cpdiii

We had a cat we adopted from a shelter. A scruffy scared little thing we called “Abbey’’. She must have had a hard life. She had only about five teeth, had a skin condition(which we cleared up) and scared of just about everything. After we got her home and used to our other cats after a while she did fine. She was such a sweet little thing. Never wanted to be anywhere near a door or even a window. She went to her food bowl, her litter box and then right back to her favorite spot on the couch. That’s all she ever wanted. She had a good life and passed away a few years ago.


14 posted on 09/22/2018 11:46:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: vannrox

Calico mama ....lovely....wonder why only females do calico

Anyhow....a wild truly wild domestic kitten will eat you up if scared

I used to own a warehouse complex

We had a big Black Russian looking Tom and his harem who lived all over the place

My manager collected up about a dozen kittens one time and put them in a big box to take to her huge horse farm in central Kentucky

140 skipper quarter horses

Several barns perfect for kitties

She told me to reach in the box and get one ....a trick I don’t know better

Man I had about 4-5 of them latch onto and eat my hand up....man she cackled her butt off

I pulled my hand out and had a dozen little bites and cutes like a nest of vipers

Not something I have forgotten


15 posted on 09/23/2018 12:13:16 AM PDT by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......The Hill just zotted me for saying libtard)
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To: vannrox

Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 09/23/2018 1:27:07 AM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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17 posted on 09/23/2018 2:02:45 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (My music: http://hopalongginsberg.com/ | Facebook: Hopalong Ginsberg)
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To: vannrox

God bless these people. Thanks for posting.


18 posted on 09/23/2018 2:32:09 AM PDT by Silentgypsy ( “If you'r!ot part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.”__Scorpion)
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To: vannrox

Great antidote to politics overload! Beautiful story.


19 posted on 09/23/2018 3:29:34 AM PDT by poconopundit (MAGA... Get the Spirit. Grow your community. Focus on your Life's Work. Empower the Young.)
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To: vannrox

Mothers protect their children. It’s an integral part of mammal nature. We share this facet of our nature with mammals.

Except in the case of raging, fangtooth feminazis who hate their babies because they are a symbol of the hated patriarchy. Of course, that’s insanity because it contradicts their human nature.


20 posted on 09/23/2018 4:56:12 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Cynicism is the only refuge in a world that is determined to eliminate itself.)
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