A tiny kitten trapped inside a wall was saved by a firefighter and the two of them developed a remarkable bond with each other. She decided she had to adopt him.
Tara Holcomb with the Mount Dora Fire Department responded to a call about “a confined kitten.”
“My hand landed on a little ball of fur with a thin tail, and my first thought was that I had grabbed a rat!” Holcomb told The Dodo. “After reminding myself that I was already holding it, I pulled out this tiny, precious kitten.”
After the rescue, she handed the kitten over to the homeowners who fed the kitten in hopes the mother would return. However, the mother never did return. “Holcomb checked back with the homeowners who stated the kitten was recovering, but that they were unable to keep it.” (Orlando Sentinel)
“That little kitten was all I could think about the rest of the night at work,” she said, “and I even thought of a perfect name: Wall-E.”
The next day, she returned to the home and asked if the kitten was still in need of a home. They said she could have the kitten if she wanted him.
“I immediately turned around and headed home with the little guy sleeping in my lap, nestled inside a sock,” she said.
And so, firefighter Tara Holcomb rescued this little kitten twice. First by saving him from being trapped in a wall and then by giving him a loving forever home.
“Our animals seem to have found us, each in their own way, and we are grateful to be able to give them happy homes. In return, they give us more love than we could ever ask for!” said Tara.
Photos by Tara Holcomb.