Firefighters Use Jaws of Life to Save Tiny Kitten

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a 2-week-old kitten stuck between two bricks.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a 2-week-old kitten stuck between two bricks.

A tiny 2-week-old kitten fell between two bricks behind a home in Johnston, Rhode Island, and was stuck for two days before he was freed Wednesday. Firefighters were called in to use the Jaws of Life to separate the bricks enough for rescuers to pull him out. “He fell where the back of the bricks were, you could tell it was a bigger of a gap,” said Johnston Animal Control Officer Erin Medeiros. “He probably fell down there, and being scared, he kind of tried to scurry his way out and ended up getting stuck.” The kitten was dehydrated but is adapting well in his new foster home. “He’s strong, that’s why we named him Soldier,” she said. “He’s going to be our little trooper.” Soldier has already been adopted and will head to his permanent home in November. — Read it at Rhode Island’s WPRI

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