Prompted by noise — one can only guess meowing — rescuers on Saturday came to the aid of three kittens stuck in a ceiling at Miami International Airport .
Around 4 p.m. in the airport’s Concourse J, home to US Airways and several international airlines, the MIA-based Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew and airport staffers freed the tiny creatures. They were not hurt, according to a fire rescue spokesman.
A noise complaint led to the rescue.
It was unclear how the gray and white kittens found their way into the ceiling or where their mother was.
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But their immediate fate was well documented. Photos released by the fire department showed one kitten being fed with an oral syringe, another being held by a lieutenant and all three apparently squirming in the gloved grasp of a smiling rescuer.
Their story quickly made its way to social media and TV news websites. The airport’s Twitter feed, @iflymia, posted a photo and this message: “Three rescued at #MiamiAirport...kittens that is!”
MIA’s Facebook page asks, “Got Kittens?” but the more appropriate question to the public might be: Want kittens?
As the site goes on to say: “Now these little guys need a home.”
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