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Firefighters rescue kitten stuck in Tampa parking garage

TAMPA — Firefighters rescued a kitten wedged between two walls in a Twiggs Street parking garage Thursday afternoon, city officials said.

The black-and-white kitten was discovered about 11:15 a.m. when someone inside the garage at 901 E Twiggs St. told a city parking security officer that a cat was crying on the second floor.

The security officer went to the floor to investigate and found the kitten stuck between two walls. Tampa Fire Rescue arrived to retrieve the cat, dubbed the "Wall Kitty" on Twitter.

Within 50 minutes, firefighters had dislodged the kitten using two poles. The kitten was evaluated by a veterinarian Thursday afternoon.

The City of Tampa Twitter account displayed several photos of the kitty in distress. In one, the kitten is pinned between the two walls. In another taken after the rescue, he is huddled in a corner of a cardboard box. The kitten was taken by Hillsborough County Animal Services. Anyone interested in adopting the "Wall Kitty" is asked to visit and use reference number 042919.

Firefighters rescue kitten stuck in Tampa parking garage 06/13/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:44pm]
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