DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—Firefighters have rescued a kitten that was trapped inside the wall of a South Florida home, bringing an end to a family’s confusion about where a certain meowing sound was coming from.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says several firefighters on Monday safely removed the small gray kitten after cutting a hole through the wall in the Deerfield Beach family’s living room. The kitten didn’t appear to be injured.
It’s unclear how the feline became trapped. Jachles says a neighborhood cat must have had a litter in the home’s attic, with the kitten then somehow falling down into the wall.
The Miami Herald reports that the family adopted the kitten and named it Hugo, after one of the firefighter’s who rescued it, Hugo de Almeida.