Just another day at the office.
First responders often don’t get the credit they deserve for the heroic work they do. Whether it’s the police running towards the sound of gunfire, or firefighters running into a burning building, these men and women are true heroes who put their life on the line every single day to keep the rest of us safe.
And that includes all of us: In this case, even a two-month old kitten.
The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association from West Virginia shared a story on Facebook about one lucky kitten who’s probably super grateful for these heroes right about now.
According to the post, a 2-3 month old kitten was running along the Patrick Street Bridge, which crosses high above the Kanawha River in downtown Charleston. A woman on the bridge noticed that the kitten had fallen into a hole, and immediately contacted emergency services to help the poor animal out.
The Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department responded to the scene, and a firefighter was lowered on a harness into the hole hundreds of feet above the river to save this little guy from falling to his death.
Once he was safe and secure, the woman who had called police took the kitten, who’s estimated to be approximately 2-3 months old, to the Humane Association to get him the care he needs.
The group says that the little guy, who they named Patrick, is “terrified,” but he’s safe and fed and will hopefully be ready for adoption soon.
All thanks to the heroic work of some first responders, and a quick-thinking good Samaritan who saw a kitten in need.