Thanks to a community effort, three orphaned kittens are safe tonight after being rescued from behind a walled alley at a Simpsonville, South Carolina business. The Banner reported September 5.
Simpsonville resident Pat Reynolds was at P. Simpsons Hometown Grille
Friday night when a waitress showed her where a feral mother had given birth to a litter of kittens behind a walled alley behind the restaurant. There was little Pat could do Friday night, as it was already dark outside, and the music inside the grill kept the kittens afraid and in hiding. Pat was able to catch one brave little kitten and took it home with her. Pat also posted a plea for help in the Facebook: Simpsonville Residents
Pat returned Saturday morning with Larry and Kathryn Danner and Scott Ainsworth of Superior Pest Solutions. The Simpsonville Fire Department was also there to advise the rescuers. Scott’s daughter, Shelbie Ainsworth, was able to climb the wall and rescue one kitten. The attempt to save an orange kitten was unsuccessful, but it was humanely trapped by Scott a few hours later. Unfortunately, the mother cat and three of her kittens were dead.
The three kittens are being cared for and are eating well on their own. When the rescued kittens are old enough, they’ll be placed for adoption. This effort shows the Simpsonville community cares about every life, even that of a helpless feral litter.