TEXAS – A wee one of white kitten that had been trapped in the wall of a house survived last month, all thanks going to a quick-acting Dallas Animal Services officer.
Officer Sandy Castillo responded to a call from a resident who reportedly heard the month-old kitten fiercely scratching and frantically meowing, which Castillo heard upon arrival, according to a news release from the city.
With the owner’s permission, Castillo went on to cut a hole in the wall of the house and scooped the kitten out with a long pole.
Soon after that, the officer realized that the blue-eyed kitten she was cradling wasn’t breathing at all.
Castillo stated in the news release that she said to the little fur ball: “You’re not going to do this to me. You’re going to get to the shelter alive.”
And so, for the first time, Castillo tried mouth-to-mouth CPR before rushing the kitten to the shelter, where the kitten was stabilized.
“That was a miracle,” Castillo noted.
The kitten, whose since been named Tinkerbelle, is with the Humane Society Dallas County Rescue. The group’s Facebook page claims it’s the only no-kill animal shelter in the city.
“We’re so thankful for Animal Control Officer Sandy Castillo of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center and Melissa who is fostering this sweet girl till she’s old enough for adoption,” the Humane Society stated in a Facebook post.