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AHS rescues 4 abandoned kittens from attic

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 15:37:37-04

PHOENIX — A litter of kittens are safe thanks to the Arizona Humane Society after getting stuck in an attic.

Andy Gallo, with the Arizona Humane Society's Emergency Animal Medical team, was called to a home in Phoenix Friday by a Good Samaritan who noticed the kittens were abandoned by their mother.

Gallo used a hacksaw and crow bar to cut an opening in an attempt to reach the kittens. However, they were still out of reach.

At one point one of them crawled into a loose piece of tubing. Gallo then had to use an extension pole to pull the tubing and kitten closer.

After an hour and a half, and using every tool in his rescue ambulance, he was able to safely remove the kittens and transported them to the Arizona Humane Society's trauma hospital where they were examined and care for.

The kittens, three boys and a girl, are now in an AHS Foster Hero home for the next few weeks.

They'll stay there to be cared for until they are the appropriate age and weight to be spayed and neutered.

Animal care officials remind everyone that kitten season is in full swing. If you find a litter of kittens outdoors your are encouraged to wait and see if their mom returns for them before interfering.

AHS says it's not uncommon for the mother cat to tuck their babies away while she goes hunting for food.

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As for adoption for these little kittens, adoption appointments through AHS’ Virtual Adoption Matchmaker Program are booked out for several weeks ensuring that these kittens will get adopted quickly when the time comes.