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.
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.
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.