Grateful Feline Curls Up on Rescuers’ Neck to Show Appreciation




A distressed meowing caught the attention of university students who traced the sound to a ventilation shaft. It turned out that a mischievous kitten had ventured into the vent and found herself trapped inside, unable to find her way out.

Despite the students’ efforts to rescue her by tossing food into the vent, the kitten remained stuck, prompting them to seek help from the community. Animals Lebanon, a dedicated rescue group, swiftly responded to their plea.

Uncertain of how the kitten had entered the vent, the rescue team speculated that she had crawled through a hole in the ventilation system above ground. They immediately sprung into action, trying to locate the distressed feline.

By the time the rescue team arrived, the kitten had stopped crying. ‘They were unable to hear her, so the first thing our team did was slip a phone through the vent to see if they could locate her, but (it was) without success.’

They went down to the underground parking garage to continue their search.

As if playing a game of hide and seek, the kitten eluded their grasp even after hours of persistent searching. Determined to free her, the rescuers devised a plan.

They constructed a platform near the vent’s exit and set up a humane trap, luring her with an enticing can of smelly food.


Eventually, hunger got the better of the kitten, and she cautiously emerged from the vent, venturing into the waiting trap. The rescuers returned that night to discover their success, elated that the kitten was finally safe.

Initially terrified by her ordeal in the dark and complex maze of vents, the kitten, affectionately named Delilah, began to relax after receiving nourishment and gentle affection.

Placed with a loving foster, Delilah gradually regained her trust in humans, finding solace in their company.

A heartwarming moment occurred when Delilah, feeling secure, sought comfort by curling up in the crook of her foster’s neck, demonstrating her gratitude. Under her foster’s patient care, she began to flourish and shed her fears.

Exploring her newfound surroundings, Delilah joyfully played and claimed every piece of furniture as her own.

With the security of a loving home, the once vulnerable stray no longer had to worry about shelter or food. She reveled in the company of her humans and developed a fondness for shoulder rides.

Now three months old, Delilah thrived as an indoor cat, embracing a carefree life full of zooming around and playful adventures.

The once timid kitten had blossomed into a confident feline, seeking snuggles and happily being carried in her humans’ arms.

Delilah’s transformation serves as a testament to the power of compassion and love, showing how the kindness of strangers can turn a harrowing experience into a life of joy and contentment.

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