B.C. firefighters save kitten trapped under Surrey floor for days

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Firefighters had to cut through an exterior wall of a home in Surrey, B.C., to rescue a kitten trapped under the floor for four days.

Mark Vosper, regional manager of animal protection with the British Columbia SPCA, says a resident reported last Friday that a cat had been heard crying for days, although the animal couldn’t be seen.

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Vosper says when an SPCA officer realized a kitten had somehow become trapped between the foundation and the framing of the home, the landlord agreed to use “whatever means necessary” to free the animal.

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Two firefighters from the Surrey Fire Department cut out portions of the exterior of the home, eventually freeing the kitten after 2 1/2 hours.

Vosper says the four-week old black kitten was suffering abdominal pain, possibly as a result of being stuck, and was put on medication.

He says the kitten’s mother may have been the black cat that had been hit by a car and found dead near the home.

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