Kitten Rescued From Abraham Lincoln Statue

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Little meows could be heard coming from a statue of Abraham Lincoln flanking the entryway to the President’s Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida over the weekend when a tiny 5 week old kitten somehow got trapped inside. The kitten is thought to have gone in through a small hope, but no one knows how he might have gotten to the point of entry.

Sunday afternoon, firefighters from the Minneola Fire Department made the rescue by cutting a hole in the statue and sending a man inside. The happy moment when the kitten was brought to safety to cheers from onlookers was caught on video.

The kitten, appropriately named Abe, is in the care of the Humane Society of Lake County, which had staffers at the scene. Museum curator John Zweifel has expressed interest in adopting Abe.

Abe with his rescuers. Photos Lisa Malkov Sonietz via Humane Society of Lake County at Facebook.
Abe and his rescuers.
Abe with a Humane Society member.



Little Abe and big Abe.


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