Staff members at a school in North Carolina, USA, were startled by an unusual squeaking noise emanating from the ceiling – a mournful meow that persisted. In a recent incident at a school in Northern California, USA, employees encountered peculiar sounds emerging from the ceiling of a classroom. Identifying the source as the air vent, they discerned the distressed cries of a cat. Responding promptly, the office staff unanimously resolved to rescue the stranded animals.
Upon investigating the vent, they discovered several kittens in need of assistance. Determined to free them, the staff sought the expertise of the school’s mechanics. A teacher involved in the rescue effort recounted, “When we heard the noise, we immediately checked the vent and saw a few kittens outside. We started brainstorming ways to extract them from the duct and enlisted the help of our mechanics.”
On the same day, they located the mother cat on the school premises and prioritized reuniting the feline family.
Collaborating with the mechanics, three small kittens were successfully extricated from the pipe. Despite the initial rescue, meowing persisted. Undeterred, staff members ventured into the duct themselves and rescued two additional kittens. Eventually, all the kittens were joyfully reunited.
The rescued kittens, displaying signs of hunger and distress, were promptly nourished and provided with water by the compassionate employees. The following day, the mother cat was located. The entire feline family has been reported to local shelters, and efforts are underway to find them new caring owners in the near future.