The couple had just finished traveling through the Andes and spent a few days in Cuzco, which is in the southeast region of the country. She was wandering in the streets of the town when she heard the cries of a frightened kitten, who was in the arms of a young boy running.
Immediately, the young woman called the boy and his friends over to her, all around the age of six, and asked them to show her the kitty, a young female, who was only a couple of weeks old. She said to The Dodo:
“The kid wasn’t being mean to the kitten – he was really excited, but he was squeezing her a lot. So I started to chase after him, and said, ‘Hey, hey – let me try and help this kitten.’
Using the little Spanish she knew, Hannah was able to understand from the kids that the tiny animal didn’t have a mother and that she came from another part of town. The poor wee one was thin and starving, with her fur full of fleas.
Luckily, Hannah just so happened to have some cat food with her and took it upon herself to nurse the kitten, who she decided to call Munay, back to health. While the three boys may have had good intentions, they didn’t really have any way to help the kitty.
Hannah simply knew that if she wanted to give Munay a chance to live, she would have to bring her to the United States when she left the next day.
And so, a race against the clock ensued. In less than 24 hours, she needed to get the kitten seen and checked out by a veterinarian, get her vaccinated and hope that they would let her board the plane.
Hannah went on to explain, “We were just crossing our fingers, hoping we had done everything right. We did everything that we knew to do, but there’s just not a ton of great information out there about exactly what is needed about this specific situation, so we were kind of going into it, saying, ‘We hope this will work. If it doesn’t work, what do we do? Do we miss our flight?’
Thankfully, though, everything went well. Munay was able to arrive in the U.S. in great health without any major problem and slept in Hannah’s sweater during the long flight.
It was said that the kitty will be spoiled by the couple just until she is big and strong enough to be adopted. If her story touches you, you can support Hannah’s organization by making a donation to her organization, here.
Watch the inspiring video of Munay’s rescue below:
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