A kitten that was just three weeks old got itself trapped inside a narrow pipe in a commercial complex on Al Shafi Street, Al Rayyan. The little feline was unable to find a way out due to a piece of wood nailed down and blocking the pathway. Volunteers and cat rescuers came together to rescue the kitten, which had been crying for help for over two days. People who heard the kitten’s cries posted about it on social media to get more support and assistance. Pornprapha Phatanateacha, an animal rescuer, was one of the people involved in the rescue mission. Despite many attempts to set traps and send down a rope, the kitten was unable to escape due to the blockage. Meanwhile, the mother of the kitten watched anxiously while holding onto her other two offspring.
Yasmin Al Yafei, an additional volunteer, arrived to assist in assessing the kitten’s condition and location. To gain a clearer understanding of the situation, Yasmin brought along two cameras which were placed inside the pipe. This helped to determine the best course of action to aid the kitten.
After Pornprapha and Yasmine obtained the camera footage, they collaborated with other individuals to come up with a well-thought-out strategy to guarantee that the rescue operation went smoothly.
After carefully considering the situation, it became clear that the only solution was to dig into the ground. The building management gave their approval and security guard Fahimur Rahman Shakil organized the operation.
Credit for the successful rescue of a trapped cat goes to two dedicated individuals – volunteer and animal rescuer Abeer Ahmed Al-Hamad, who tirelessly sought additional assistance, and Umair Khan, who runs a non-profit organization devoted to feline welfare. With his help, the necessary equipment and workforce were sourced to drill through the flooring and rescue the stranded cat. Thanks to their concerted efforts, the feline was saved just in time and promptly taken to Dragon Vet Center for further evaluation and care.
According to the latest update, the little feline is up and moving around. Unfortunately, it still needs to be bottle-fed as it hasn’t started eating on its own yet. The volunteers are now actively searching for a foster home for the kitten and its family, who are still located in the mall.
This story is a testament to the wonderful community that exists in Qatar. The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team would like to recognize and commend the compassionate individuals who went above and beyond to rescue this helpless kitten.