Kitten rescued from hanging by its neck in crawlspace for hours
SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. — Escaping the snow and cold was a top priority for one local cat, but the kitten never expected to be dangling for hours in a tight spot.
“It was bizarre if anything it was just crazy how it could just stay there,” said Courtney Neiderquill.
Neiderquill came home from work on Feb. 9 and heard a strange noise. She just wasn’t sure what or where.
“So we looked under the cupboard and you could see there was a tiny hole and its head was popping up through it,” Neiderquill said.
A kitten had gotten into her crawlspace and up under the kitchen sink, still alive but in serious trouble.
Neiderquil immediately called a local fire department for help.
“When they finally cut a little slit and found the body hanging straight down it was dangling by its neck,” Neiderquill said.
As soon as the firefighters freed the kitten from the piece of wood, Saginaw County Animal Care and Control picked her up with a safe place to stay.
She’s been in Jessica Herzog’s arms ever since, who works at the Saginaw shelter.
“We think that’s she’s probably between three and four months old and as far as her overall health goes she looks pretty good actually for being out on her own for so long,” Herzog said