A wee black kitten in Houston owes his life to a cat lady who would not rest until the cat was freed from the underground duct in which he was stuck for 4 days.
“It just breaks my heart. I have cats at home,” Bautista said.
“I didn’t expect him to be alive when I came to work today. I was almost in tears when I could still hear him,” Bautista said.
Bautista MacGyvered a food relay system (including a “rope” made of towels) to feed him a ham and cheese sandwich, hoping it would serve as bait to entice the kitten to crawl up the towels.
“You could feel the tension. He was trying to crawl up. He would grab on and then he would let go,” Bautista said.
The rescue team expanded to include Bautista’s co-workers, employees from a nearby business, big guys in yellow neon safety vests and the Houston SPCA. Here’s the video report: