Firefighters have one of the toughest jobs on the planet, but that doesn’t mean these hometown heroes don’t make time for even the tiniest of God’s creatures.
When I hear about firefighters helping an animal, I have to admit I think of an old lady calling for help when her cat gets stuck in the tree. I’m not sure that happens too often in real life, but there is no denying that firefighters have gone above and beyond the call of duty to save animals like this pup trapped in a car tire.
In the following video, we learn of a man who was doing some construction on his family’s home in Redding, CA and made the shocking discovery of a tiny kitten crying for help inside a pipe. The good Samaritan brought the large, rusty two-inch pipe to Redding Fire Department where some of the crew raced against the clock to get the kitten out safely.
They called a professional to cut the pipe in half and free the terrified little baby, who was dirty and shaken, but relatively unharmed. Luckily, local animal officials were able to place the newborn in a good home.
With so many similar stories out there, like this pup who was trapped in an underground drain pipe, it makes me really wish that urban planners and designers would come up with a way to prevent this from happening.
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