ST. LOUIS – There was no tree, and the ladder was too short. So saving one kitten took two teams of firefighters, two trucks and a blanket.
On Monday, a Good Samaritan called for help after he heard a kitten’s loud cries coming from underneath a highway overpass.
A team from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 2320 Pine St., responded on the double but were unable to reach the tiny feline, who was mewing so loudly that it could be heard even over the rumble of the traffic passing above. The group’s ladder was simply too short, even when they propped it on top of their Jeep.
St. Louis firefighters to the rescue! They scrambled equipment and personnel, and in short order the kitten was plucked from its precarious perch and landed in loving arms.
Weak and shaking, the kitten was rushed back to Stray Rescue’s trauma center to be assessed for injuries or illness.
The kitten’s new name? Hook and Ladder.
To help pay medical costs for Hook and Ladder and other animals in need, go to strayrescue.org/stracks
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