Monday 24 September 2018

Watch the gallant rescue of this kitten who got its head stuck in a hole

The kitty from Louisiana had to be cut free by the fire department.

The kitten being freed and the kitten after release (St Tammany Fire Protection District #1/Facebook)
The kitten being freed and the kitten after release (St Tammany Fire Protection District #1/Facebook)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

A kitten had to be rescued after it got its head stuck in the base of a basketball hoop.

The unfortunate little kitty, from Louisiana in the US, risked suffocation in the tight spot but fortunately firefighters were on hand with the right tools for the job.

Firefighter Eric Dupuy, from St Tammany Fire Protection District Number 1, found the kitten near the fire station.

He and colleague Richie Carter worked together to cut the little one free, and even had time for a team photo after the extraction.

Firefighters Eric Dupuy and Richie Carter with the kitten they successfully extricated. The kitten’s head was stuck in the base of the basketball goal.

Posted by St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Let’s hope the little kitten is feline OK.

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