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					A dramatic kitten
    rescue…
              Kittens are naturally
                    curious…
While investigating a
concern regarding
another animal on a
property, representatives
from the Capital Area
Humane Society spot this
little guy peeking out from
upstairs…
                        Oh No!
As Humane Officer
Christie Kang and
Humane Tech
Valerie Williams
investigate the
situation, the kitten
topples headfirst
out the window,
through the
“barrier” of stuffed
animals…
…and dangles
precariously
from the
window ledge,
clinging to a
stuffed animal.
hanging on for dear life…
                   Now what?

No one is home, so rescue from inside is not an
option.

Kang and Williams quickly grab a net from the rescue
vehicle, to allow the kitten to jump or drop to safety.
         the situation worsens..

The kitten is in even greater trouble….

He has ribbon tied around his neck that is also tied to
something inside. If he slips or jumps, he will strangle
himself.
Kang and Williams spot a solution,
and enlist the help of nearby workers,
who just happen to have a forklift…
          Don’t try this at home!


Officer Kang is lifted on
the forklift and is able to
reach the kitten in
distress, cutting the
ribbon…
                           Gotcha!


The fearful kitten still
clings to the stuffed
animal…
Safe at last
The kitten arrives at the
Capital Area Humane
Society shelter for
treatment and
evaluation… still wearing
part of the ribbon tied
around his neck that
endangered his life…
Happily ever after…
             The kitten is
             now in his
             “forever
             home” ….

             Ironically, his
             new mom is
             an
             Emergency
             Medical
             Technician!
                   Lesson:
Never tie an animal around the neck with
rope,ribbon or string.
Cats in particular need break-away collars with
elastic that will allow the cat to slip out to safety if
they become caught on something, or at least two
fingers worth of wiggle room in a standard collar.
Tying any animal for any length of time calls for
extreme caution: animals can become tangled and
choke themselves, or jump out windows (including
car windows) or over fences and choke.
This kitten was one of many animals
rescued on this day. During 2006, the
Capital Area Humane Society received
6,579 calls and rescued 1,788 animals
from unsafe, cruel and neglectful living
situations.

				
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