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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – It’s a cute home for a kitten after the animal is pulled out of a pipe.
The dire twist comes a week after the rescue and affects someone who came to the rescue.
When this little man’s rescue brought the news, one of the firefighters, Captain Robert Ricci, called his wife.
“He told me I had to watch the news,” said Elizabeth Ricci. “And at the end of the story, a firefighter said they’d be interested in adopting the kitten.”
“You said something about good news, and then I heard like ‘We’re adopting a kitten!'” Said daughter Sophia. “I started crying because I had happy tears.”
So Sophia and Ellie and little Gavin found out that they were going to have a cat.
This little guy only weighed about a pound when he was rescued from a sewer last Monday. Now he’s about 10 ounces left, clean, healthy, and ready to go.
It even got a new name.
“I was like, ‘Wow, shouldn’t the name be Oliver?’ because I thought about it in my head and just said it, and then my parents said: ‘Yes, that’s a good name!’ “said Sophia.
“My family asked for a cat before Christmas,” said Robert. “And with the rescue, it just felt like the right time.”
It was also a good time to remember that in a year of distance and isolation, some cuddles are sure to be.
“It’s been a crazy year working from home and bringing the kids home from school at the same time. It has definitely been a learning curve for all of us, so we’re really excited to see the year ending on a very positive note, ”said Elizabeth.
While everyone is hoping for a better 2021, things are looking good for this guy. He has toys, a new bed, and a family to love.
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