Weak from lack of food he was stuck in the mud and unable to move, struggling to free himself only made him weaker still.
Out taking a walk last September a good samaritan finds a kitten buried under some debris, his rear legs trapped in some mud. It was clear he had been there for some time as unable to eat and weak from starvation he had lost lots of strength in the fight to get out!
“The weather was much colder at that time and a kitten was stuck in the freezing mud under a scrap of metal,” Dorella Tuckwiller, founder of IBKC, said.
Able to round up some workers from a nearby building site the rescue group was able to move the debris and help the starving kitten out of the mud. He was wrapped in a shirt to keep him warm and brought to an emergency vet right away.
“The kitten was dug out and after pleas for help we got him from Huntington to one of our wonderful vets, in Charleston. He was so cold that he was transported inside a shirt while being held closely to the heart of the human who was driving.”
So weak and cold from his ordeal the tiny boy was practically non-responsive when he was brought into the animal hospital.