FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale firefighters rescued a kitten Thursday morning from a hole in southwest Fort Lauderdale, Fire Rescue Chief Timothy Heiser said.
Heiser said the gray kitten was rescued about 9 a.m. inside a home at an apartment complex. He said crews had to work around the hole and a pipe to rescue the kitten.
The kitten, which appears to be only a few days old, was taken to Firehouse 2 at 528 NW Second St. in downtown Fort Lauderdale and then handed over to Beyond Nine Lives Cat Rescue.
Authorities told Local 10 News that they believe someone intentionally put the kitten in the hole because it was found with a towel and metal ring around its neck. It also had its umbilical cord still attached.
Anyone who is interested in adopting the kitten is asked to call Beyond Nine Lives Cat Rescue at 954-348-3858.