Broward County

Kitten rescued from a wall in a Deerfield Beach home

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Driver/Engineer Brian Baker holds a kitten rescued from the wall of a Deerfield Beach home Monday.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Driver/Engineer Brian Baker holds a kitten rescued from the wall of a Deerfield Beach home Monday.

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.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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