Happy ending for tiny kitten Randy 'dumped' on the A18 that fell down a drain

Randy was 'dumped' on the A18 -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary
Randy was 'dumped' on the A18 -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary


An adorable kitten who was tragically "dumped" on the roadside of the busy A18 and subsequently fell down a drain has been rescued and given the chance to have a happy life thanks to kind-hearted volunteers and a crew of firefighters.

On Monday, eagle-eyed driver Jane was travelling along the A18 to the vets to sadly have her guinea pig put to sleep when she and her daughter Lara spotted a tiny kitten on the road. After they pulled up and exited the vehicle, the kitten suddenly disappeared down a drain.

Jane, then contacted Shena from Pudz Animal Sanctuary - based in South Killingholme - to ask for advice.

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In a post to the sanctuary's Facebook page, Shena wrote: "Jane called me and I advised her to cover the drain (which was dry) to stop him coming back out on to the busy road and to ring [Humberside Fire and Rescue] for advice. Amazingly they came straight out and stopped at nothing until the kitten was safely rescued. Heroes."

Tragically, Shena believes the five-week-old kitten - which has lovingly been named Randy after Jane's guinea pig - was "dumped" at the roadside of the A18.

Jane and Randy, who was named after her guinea pig which sadly had to be put down the same day -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary
Jane and Randy, who was named after her guinea pig which sadly had to be put down the same day -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary

The post continues: "This is not a feral kitten, close by was a sleeping bag which we think may have been used to dump him. My main fear is there are more. Lara is back out searching and I'm hoping to get a group out there to search the area.

"This tiny kitten is around five weeks old and would have died either on the road or from hunger/thirst in this heat. I've called him Randy after Jayne's guinea pig.

The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service crew rescued Randy from the drain -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary
The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service crew rescued Randy from the drain -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary

"Well done to the team from Humberside Fire and Rescue, Jane and Lara for keeping him safe on that main road. I drove from Hull to get him and Randy is safely with me at Pudz. He's joined the Mum and kittens I have here and they have accepted him as if he's always been here. Amazing rescue."

Amazingly, Randy has been accepted by a mum who has recently given birth to a litter of kittens at the sanctuary -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary
Amazingly, Randy has been accepted by a mum who has recently given birth to a litter of kittens at the sanctuary -Credit:Pudz Animal Sanctuary

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue told Grimsby Live: "We received a call on 13 May 12pm to rescue a kitten that had fallen down a six-foot-deep drain on Barton Street Grimsby.

"Crews arrived within a minute to assist and used hand tools to rescue the kitten and handed to a member of public."