Building contractor spent 8 hours rescuing 16 cats stuck in wall of abandoned home

NEWS AND COMMENT: It appears that a building contractor was doing up a property in Philadelphia and he heard the meows of cats. He discovered 16 cats and kittens stuck in a wall of the building. He decided to rescue them and it's reported that it took him eight hours to save the cats from behind the walls of this abandoned house. Amazing work.

Building contractor spent 8 hours rescuing 15 cats stuck in walls of abandoned home
 Building contractor spent 8 hours rescuing 16 cats stuck in walls of abandoned home. Some of the rescued cats and kittens at ACCT Philly rescue. Photo: the rescue.

They are now safe at ACCT Philly, Philadelphia's only animal shelter and control organisation which helps 18,000 of Philadelphia's pets and people in need each year, according to their Facebook page on which they report the rescue.

They said the following:

"Sunday started out a bit differently for a contractor working on an abandoned house. The home owners had heard meowing in the walls, and when he opened the wall, he found 9 adult cats with 7 kittens. Thankfully, he was able to get them out and bring them to us - but it took eight hours to do so. We're so glad that he did, as quite a few aren't in great shape, and sadly, one of the kittens was not able to be saved.  The cats are scared, some will require more socialization, but right now they are resting in their cages."

Obviously with such a large immediate input of rescue cats to their organisation they are in need of donations as usual. And they would like people to come forward to foster a cat or kitten. I'm writing about this about two days after their report so they may have been able to manage things but if by chance you are able to help and they still need help then please email them using this email address: 𝐟𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫@𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐭𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐲.𝐨𝐫𝐠 .

Some of the 15 rescued cats at ACCT Philly
Some of the 15 rescued cats at ACCT Philly. A kitten could not be saved. Photo: ACCT Philly.

We are told that there were nine adult cats and seven kittens. One kitten could not be saved. The remainder all owe their lives to the contractor who found them because many of them were in desperate need of medical attention and they would not have lasted much longer but for his efforts. They don't know how the cats ended up inside a wall in an abandoned property. The cats are resting and recovering their health. They will be socialised and brought back to full health and then found new homes.

P.S. I have assumed the contractor is male! In the interests of equality, it has to be said that it might have been a woman or women.

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