Kitten rescued from stranger's wall in Florida home

By Daniel Uria   |   March 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM

March 28 (UPI) -- Firefighters rescued a tiny kitten that managed to get itself stuck in the wall of a stranger's home in Florida.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue shared photos of the kitten after rescue crews cut a hole in the wall to set it free.

Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser told ABC News the firefighters managed to track down the kitten by creeping around the house and listening for its meows.

"They got a thermal imaging camera ... and knocking and going along the wall, they managed to find where the cat was. A light heat signature was detected through the wall," he said.

The kitten, which rescuers nicknamed "Wall-ee" was taken to a local no-kill animal shelter where it will be placed up for adoption.

"It was a stray that either the mother cat carried into the attic to keep it safe or gave birth up there and this one just wandered," Heiser said. "We get a lot of these. The shelters are all overloaded so a lot of our guys adopt them. Cats and dogs. One guy even has a parrot. It's pretty funny. My poor mother's taken in more cats than I know. We always try to find a home for them. We had a bunny rabbit last week. We always manage to find something."

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