Archaeology Project Volunteers Rescue Kitten from Creek

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Photos, Ashley Deming

Talk about being in the right place at the right time … A little kitten was rescued thanks to a caring team who happened to be working below when a she fell from a bridge.

Volunteers with an archaeology project on the Black River in coastal South Carolina saw what they say looked like a little ball of fur clinging to a bridge piling over Black Mingo Creek and rescued the 8 week old kitten, who had fallen from the bridge.

“We have no idea how she could even get out there on her own,” said maritime archaeologist Ashley Deming, who participated in the rescue, grabbing the kitten before she could move to another piling out of reach of the rescuers’ boat. “She was soaking wet and terrified, but she was soon purring while I kept her warm and gave her a cuddle.”

The rescuers named the kitten Mingo, after the Creek where she was found. Ashley Deming says Mingo likes to cuddle and have her belly rubbed.

The kitten was given into the care of Pet Helpers, in Charleston, where she will be made available for adoption.









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