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The BC SPCA says a kitten is doing better after spending more than two days trapped under a pile of debris before being rescued.
A Surrey resident first heard the sounds of the young cat crying from a neighbouring property and followed the noise along a fence line before coming upon the debris.
It was then that the Good Samaritan saw the head of the small orange kitten and jumped into action.
“The neighbour tried to coax the kitten out with food and water, but had no luck,” explained Mark Vosper from the BC SPCA. “She then contacted us for assistance.”
Once an animal protection officer arrived, she too heard the loud meowing coming from an area that contained thick brambles, piles of wood with exposed nails, rocks and cement.
With the help of the neighbour and property owner, the officer was able to clear away a section of the brambles, remove some debris and get access to the kitten.
It quickly became clear that the orange tabby had become wedged underneath a large piece of cement and a rock and was unable to free himself.
According to Vosper, the kitten was extremely flea infested, underweight, hungry and thirsty once he was finally freed from the debris.
“After at least two days of being stuck under a pile of debris, this feisty little survivor is now resting happily with a full belly,” he said.
There were no sightings of the kitten’s mother or siblings, so he was brought to the BC SPCA’s Abbotsford branch and is now being cared for in a foster home.
Nicknamed ‘Rubble’ for obvious reasons, the young tabby will be available for adoption once his stray hold has passed.