Monday morning (19/08/19) was quite an occasion for a kitten and his rescuers. Kevin Richey of Knightstown, Indiana was thrown into panic when he heard mewing from a nearby skip. He and neighbour Paula Jones could hear but not see an obviously distressed cat.
"We looked inside the near empty dumpster but couldn't see it,” Richey told WTHR. “It somehow had wedged itself inside the bottom inner workings of the dumpster....not easily accessible for any rescue attempt.”
Wasting no time, Richey called the Knightstown council to report his discovery. The council promptly sent to the scene one of their workers, Levi Fairchild, who delved down to the bottom of the skip. Freeing the kitten, Fairchild rose to the surface and held aloft the animal.
Bid for freedom
Writes Richey on Facebook it was then that the kitten, scared and cold, made a bid for freedom.
“But wait,” he wrote, “the poor little thing was scared and shaking....Before we could pick it up, it raced down the driveway....across the street...and immediately fell into a neighboring storm drain!! Talk about UNlucky!!”
Fairchild again retrieved Levi, this time covered in drain water and mud. He handed the kitten to Ms Jones who took the animal to her apartment. Jones washed Levi, bathed him and fed him.
Later on Monday Richey and Jones took the animal to Heartland Vet Care to be checked over.
Richey wrote of the trip to the vet, “So....we just checked....it's a BOY! We have no idea right now what's gonna happen to the kitten....but we know....we're gonna find it a good home! And....we've already named him.....LUCKY LEVI ! ....in honor of his rescuer.”
Richey states on his Facebook page that would-be adopters are now welcome to get in touch with him. Visit his Facebook page for more information.