A woman named Lisa was walking through the parking lot of her job when she was approached by a stray cat. It was strange behavior from an animal, let alone a stray cat, but the animal clearly seemed to be in some distress. The cat was meowing, looking back behind her, and trying her best to get Lisa to follow her. Lisa did – what’s the worst that would happen? – and was instantly glad that she’d followed the anxious cat. Lisa was led to a storm drain near the side of the building and heard the distinct cry of a small kitten in trouble!
Lisa knew that she wasn’t equipped to go on a kitten-rescue mission and called her local shelter for help.
Here Kitty Kitty Rescue arrived to help. Led by Missy, they tied a scarf to a 7-foot pole and soaked it in tuna juice hoping that the kitten would climb out of the manhole on its own. After waiting overnight, the kitten hadn’t made an appearance, so Missy called for backup.
Stacy from Meow Mission responded and decided to climb into the murky water at the bottom of the manhole to see what was happening.
The mother cat had led them to her second kitten that had been hiding in the bushes nearby. The kitten was very frightened of humans, so Stacy assumed that the feral kitten in the pipes must have been equally terrified. They lowered a cat trap near the end of the dark pipe and waited, playing a recording of the kitten’s mother calling out to it. They heard the cries of the kitten growing closer, and eventually, the glorious snap! of the trap! The kitten was saved!After 48 hours in the cold, damp pipes without food, they were ecstatic to find the kitten ready to start a new life and wait for a forever home! Little Piper is a survivor, and thanks to a woman named Lisa, has a new shot at life.