'Wall Kitty' rescued from Tampa parking garage - WFLA News Channel 8

'Wall Kitty' rescued from Tampa parking garage

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Courtesy: City of Tampa Courtesy: City of Tampa
Courtesy: City of Tampa Courtesy: City of Tampa
Wall Kitty safe and sound after his rescue! Courtesy: City of Tampa Wall Kitty safe and sound after his rescue! Courtesy: City of Tampa
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

A kitten is recovering after firefighters rescued him from the wall of a downtown Tampa parking garage.

A security officer was patrolling the Twiggs Street garage when a customer told him they heard a cat crying on the second floor.  The customer could hear the noise, but couldn't find the cat.

Parking staff found the small kitten stuck between the walls of the garage, and called Tampa Fire Rescue.

Firefighters were able to get the kitten out without any issues.  He was placed in a box, and Hillsborough County Animal Services took possession of him.

The story drew attention on Twitter when the City of Tampa tweeted out pictures of the continuing rescue, with the hashtag "WallKitty".

If you are looking to adopt the Wall Kitty, please visit www.petharbor.com and use reference number 042919.

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