For two days a Deerfield Beach family heard what sounded like the meows of a kitten coming from a wall in their home.
Not knowing where it was coming from — or how a kitten would get in there — they waited.
But the sound persisted.
On Monday, a crew from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue found the source — a kitten was perched on a piece of wood between a wall and the drywall in the home’s living room.
Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Fire Rescue, said a neighborhood cat must have had a litter in the home's attic and the kitten somehow fell about five-feet into the wall.
"It was just sitting there," Jachles said.
The crew from Engine Company 102 managed to spot the cat, cut a hole above where it was and Driver/Engineer Brian Baker “used his long arms” to reach the kitten, Jachles said.
The kitten's tale has a happy ending: The family adopted it and named it Hugo — after one of the firefighter's who rescued it, Hugo de Almeida.