Thanks to concerned citizens in the Westchase area of west Houston, Texas, a cat stuck in a pipe for at least three days was rescued. One concerned citizen in particular was Jennifer Bautista, who was one of the first people to discover that the cat was trapped in the pipe to begin with. Last Friday, Bautista was walking to her car during her lunch break when she first heard the feline’s heartbreaking cries for help and found the trapped kitty. The kitten had fallen down a nearby utility pipe and got stuck in the underground duct. Bautista, a cat-lover, was determined to rescue the cat.
“It just breaks my heart. I have cats at home,” she said.
Monday afternoon, Bautista contacted CenterPoint Energy, and in the meantime, she made a makeshift rope from towels and a bucket in order to feed the feline a ham and cheese sandwich. She thought that the sandwich would act as bait in order to get the cat to climb up the “rope” – the kitty tried to crawl up, grabbing on to the rope, but then it would let go. Along with Bautista, the rescue mission included her work colleagues, another person from a nearby business, the Houston SPCA and a CenterPoint technician.
“My friends call me the crazy cat lady. I guess this affirms it,” Bautista said.
The cat was finally rescued by CenterPoint workers on Monday evening after taking about an hour to come up with a game plan that ended up freeing the kitty.
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