Pokemon Go player finds stuck kitten in hot weather and mounts rescue

Written by on January 3, 2017 in Critter MIA - No comments

Joel Almeida was playing Pokémon Go this past summer in his hometown when he heard a noise that troubled him.

As Joel was passing by an electricity post he heard what he thought at first was a bird. But he found it very strange because he couldn’t see any bird and he knew it was too hot for a bird to be chirping around. So he went back and investigated.

What I found was a kitty crying for help. It had his head stuck in the junction between the top side and the bottom side of the post. It was hanging only by his head. We have no idea how the hell did it get in that situation. It must have been there for a long time, since it barely had energy to cry. Its mouth was open wide, it did not close it. I only knew it was alive by its cry for help.

 Joel called his parents and they decided to enlist the help of firemen.
When they arrived the cat was standing still and not making any noise and they first told us that the cat must have died. We insisted that the cat was alive, so they poked it with a stick and for our relief it did cry again! Then they tried to put some oil in him and use a broomstick to take it out. But it was REALLY stuck and just screamed in pain when we pressured it. The firemen then decided to use some of their tools to try and tilt the electrical post a bit, so they called for more resources and the police (they needed approval from them).
After the police arrived they took a giant machine from the firetruck that would pressure the top side of the electrical post to try and tilt it. It would be too dangerous to try and bust the whole thing since there could be an explosion (we never know).

One of the fireman was so upset for the cat’s state, being so still for so long, with such a hot weather, that he tried to give it water. Fortunately, the still kitten began to drink. screen-shot-2017-01-01-at-5-12-28-pm

The fireman called the company responsible for the electrical system in the country. The man came from a city 30min from mine so he could bring a key to open the post.

After he opened it we realized that nothing could be done from the inside. There were way too many cables, screwed to the wall of the post, that we could not remove.

Then someone had the idea to use the machine they previously used to tilt the post in the junction of the top and bottom instead of only on the top. After they did, BOOM, the post busted and there was just enough space left for the cat to be free!

The cat tried to escape from the hole in the bottom-side of the post (that’s where it probably got in in the first place) and we thought it fled from us forever.

Then, a fireman was able to grab it and take it from the hole!

As you can see it was already night when we took it out. The fireman stood in that place with 40+ºC for 3 HOURS to save a cat’s life. I’m so glad I had the luck of having these fireman to help. Some other type of people and they might not be willing to do it and just let the cat die.

Joel’s mother decided to take it home for the night. His father named the cat Spock because of its big ears.

h/t: Imagur 

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