Florida Responders Break Through Wall to Rescue Trapped Kitten

A team from West Manatee Fire Rescue had no choice but to break through a wall when a kitten was found trapped in a concrete block recently, video from a local deputy shows.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office released footage from Deputy Lauren Jaloweic’s bodycam as she responded to a call on July 25 from where the kitten was trapped.

The fire crew that also arrived “determined the only way out for the kitten was to break the concrete wall,” the sheriff’s office said. This was done with the homeowner’s permission.

They were then “able to pull the scared little guy to safety,” the sheriff’s office said. Credit: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

- Where's the kitty?


- Leave it. Come here. You have to see this.

- Oh no. It's really in there.

- We may have to break this.

- Hi, little one!

- It's struggling.

- I don't know how to get him out. [INAUDIBLE] just to break this.

- Hello. Good morning.

- Hi.

- Look, kitty's over here.

- I see some fur, yeah. He's getting spooked.

- Well, that's a pretty good sized kitten.

- That's what I said. I was like, oh, he's a biggun.

- [INAUDIBLE] out of there.

- Kitty, oh.

- I better ease it this way first.

- Hi, buddy.

- My room's way back there and I heard her crying. [INAUDIBLE]

- All right. Yeah!


- Come in here. We gotta get a picture with you.


[INAUDIBLE] behind the head. Nate, get in there and take a picture.

It's so happy. It's so happy.

- Aww.

- Nate, get in there.