NORTH CAROLINA – Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy Landon Ewing was doing property checks early Monday morning in Newton when he caught sight of peeking out from the woods.
“I just pulled up and walked up to it, and three more came out of the woods,” Deputy Ewing stated.
Four kittens were completely soaked to the bone from the pouring rain. They were simply too pitiful a sight for Deputy Ewing to just leave them there.
“I picked all four of them up and put them in the back of the car to get them out of the rain,” Ewing stated.
It was approximately 2:30 in the morning, but Ewing called his girlfriend, Katie Baker, and asked if she’d come pick them up and take them home to dry them off.
“She told me she was already on the way,” Ewing stated.
Once Baker took the kittens home, she explained that they were still quite the sad sight. Their fur was absolutely soaking wet and they were all shivering. She also noted that she put warm towels on them to help warm them up.
“I gave them food and water and actually set up a space heater in the spare bathroom because they were shivering,” Baker stated.
Four lucky kittens now have a brand new chance at life thanks to the couple.
Ewing and Baker already have two cats, so they aren’t going to be able to keep the rescues. However, they arranged for them to go to Catawba County’s Animal Services shelter. Officials there explained that they’re hoping someone will come forward and volunteer to foster the kittens until they’re able to be adopted, which should be in about a month.
Deputy Baker and his girlfriend noted that it was their pleasure to help.
“It was pouring down rain and I just couldn’t leave them out there,” Ewing stated.