Cycling to the gym one afternoon he is listening to the birds when he hears a distinctly different from the others! Stopping immediately he sees a little kitten peering at him from a drainage pipe.
After a long day sitting in front of the PC, there is nothing that Cat Man Chris Poole likes to do more than head to the gym for a work out. Getting on his bicycle he heads down Sheldon Road in Tampa Bay, Florida breathing in the fresh air and listening to the birds in the trees.
And that’s when he hears it, another sound, a very unbirdlike sound. As a cat rescuer, it is a sound that Chris is very familiar with, a sound he tunes into almost as soon as he hears it. It was the sound of a kitten crying for help!
I stopped and got off my bike. Almost immediately spotted a tiny black kitten peeking back at me on the ledge of a drainage pipe! Sneaking closer to get a better look, of course it bolted into the thick brush. I rushed back home, got in the Cat Man Mobile and headed back to the spot to search.
When Cat Man Chris got home his wife was in the kitchen and she could see right away Chris was on a mission. All she caught as he talked excitedly, were a few words like, “black kitten,” “jungle” and “going back!” She headed after him about 15 minutes later but her husband was nowhere to be found?
After texting him she finally got a response as to his whereabouts, something he later shared on his Facebook page.
As it got dark Chris very soon learned that trying to find a black kitten at night is very much akin to trying to find a very small needle in a very large haystack!