One afternoon, counselors at a high school in Northern California were busy going through their day when they heard strange noises coming from the vents — and quickly realized they were actually tiny meows.
Everyone in the office moved quickly. They were able to find the kittens, but not immediately.
“On a Tuesday, we heard noises from the vents and we were able to see some kittens next to the air conditioning units on the roof,” Jeremya Jones, one of the school counselors, told The Dodo. “The maintenance crew set up a trap to try and trap them and were able to trap the mum on Wednesday morning but not the kittens, so they let mum go so she could try to be with them.”
A maintenance crew rescued three kittens on Thursday, but consultants could still hear meowing from the vent. The maintenance worker climbed onto a table, opened the ceiling, and began searching.
Sure enough, he pulled the two kittens off the ceiling, but luckily they were all fine.
“The counselors and student office assistants were incredible because Jack, our wonderful campus maintenance staff, was able to find them and cut them out of the ceiling,” Jones said. “The kitten appears to be hungry and has been crying while being rescued.”
Once they were sure the kittens were healthy, they were sent home with a local family. Thanks to the perseverance of the counselors, they are now safe and sound – if they hear the meowing from the ceiling again, they will know what to do.