Rescuers from Catsnip, Etc. in Elkhart, Indiana, responded quickly to a report about a mother cat who had given birth in a storm drain.
But as spectators were saving the cat family, one lonely kitten had another idea in mind: she wanted to embark on an unforgettable trip.
“Employees at a local factory found a strаy cat that had been hanging around and had kittens,” Missy McNeal, a foster for Catsnip Etc., told The Dodo. “By the time we got there, the employees had caught the other kittens.”
However, one kitten panicked and jumреd into a spout that went straight down 3 feet. Rescuers couldn’t see her but heard her cries.
“The kitten had been down the pipe and crying for almost 24 hours before we were called,” McNeal said. “We knew those 4-week-old babies still needed their mom.”
McNeal concocted a plan to carefully feed a camera through a pipe beneath the cement to help see the kitten’s location. The dedicated team searched for eight hours with no luck.
“None of us wanted to leave the kitten overnight, but it was pitch black out and there was nothing more we could do,” McNeal said. “We put food down the tunnels, hoping some would reach her.”