A kitten in Forest Grove, Oregon was rescued and found a good home after he became trapped in a large pile of yard debris.
Forest Grove firefighters received a call Wednesday from a neighbor who thought she heard meows coming from the pile.
The Fire and Rescue department’s Capt. Tony Carter said, “It’s a nice day out and we didn’t have many other calls at the time, so we decided to check it out.”
The neighbor reported seeing cats in the area and felt the kitten had burrowed inside the pile and had been lost or abandoned there.
The crew worked for about 45 minutes, cutting and searching through vines, hedge trimmings and a Christmas tree before finding the kitten.
The rescuers posted to Twitter and lightheartedly taunted a fire crew from Hillsboro that had just rescued some ducklings from a storm drain, saying: “We saw your duckling rescue today, but we raise you one cute kitten we just saved! Your play.”
The kitten, who was scared but otherwise unharmed, is about 4 weeks old. He was checked out by a vet after the rescue.
Captain Carter and his family adopted the little kitten and named him Olaf.
Forest Grove Fire and Rescue said at Twitter, “We love happy endings!”
Forest Grove Fire and Rescue shared the rescue in pics at Twitter.
Hey @HillsboroFire we saw your duckling rescue today, but we raise you one cute kitten we just saved! Your play. pic.twitter.com/64wQFgDqix — Forest Grove Fire (@ForestGroveFire) April 30, 2014