PHOENIX – A 5-week-old kitten was rescued after it was found trapped inside a wall at the Arizona Humane Society's Campus for Compassion Saturday afternoon.
Staff and volunteers heard cries coming through the walls near the adoptions area of the facility at 15th Avenue and Dobbins Road.
AHS spokeswoman Ashliegh Goebel said Emergency Animal Medical Technician Andy Gallo climbed up into the rafters and discovered the kitten down below in one of the columns.
The animal was not one of AHS' adoptable kittens. Goebel said it was part of a litter of four free-roaming kittens born on the roof of the shelter. The other three also were rescued.
The kittens have been transported to AHS' Sunnyslope Campus where they will be examined by veterinarians.
Goebel said the kittens appear to be in good health and will head to a foster home for weight gain until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered. She said they will need socialization as they appear to be semi-feral.