Firefighters from City of Redding, California rescued a tiny little kitten that was stuck in a 2-inch wide rusty pipe.
Piper all clean and warm now
According to Redding.com, a man was doing some work outside his parents’ home and kept hearing cries of a kitten from a pipe, so he took it down and brought it to the fire station, hoping they would be able to free the little kitty.
Mike Anderson and John Clark were on duty at the time. They didn’t have proper tools available for the rescue, so they made a quick phone call to the Redding maintenance shop and had Ralph White and Gary Brown assist them to free the little kitten. They gently released the kitten from the pipe and placed her in a box, used the lid to help her calm down.
According to Anderson, it was most likely rust that caused the little kitten to get stuck inside, but no one knows how she got lodged in there. Everyone is relieved that the kitten made it out unscathed. They named her Piper and she was adopted by “a production manager at KRCR TV” in Redding, California.
Anne says: These sweet little kittens are sweeter than sugar. They both purr like motor boats, and have big ol’ paws with an extra thumb. The boy kitten on the left is named Bosco and the sweet girl on the right is Stripes. They are three years old this summer, and are an amazing, funny, sweet, addition to our family.
This precious bundle of joy was taken into her new home when she was less than 2 weeks old. She was named Cindy, a little gem that her family is so proud of. Her human mom Toma can never forget the moment when she brought her home, knowing she was going to be all right.
Today Cindy is all grown up. Though she has grown much bigger, she is always that beautiful gem that every one in her family loves to cradle in their heart.
Little Sophie may have used a couple of her 9 lives, but there is a very happy ending to her story. She was spotted by Candi when she went to her aunt’s house. The little seal-point kitten is a fighter. She was the only survivor from her litter and was tiny and sick, but she always has so much spirit. “It didn’t take her long and she was bouncing around like a healthy little kitten,” said Candi.
Little Sophie after being rescued
After lunch, full and satisfied.
Today, Sophie has grown into a beauty. She is fluffy and prissy and loves her big “brother” Silas and cuddles with her canine buddies.