The Cat Hides in a Hole in the Wall Until Kind Person Comes to Her Help, She Just Wants to Be Held
A good Samaritan spotted a tabby kitten outside a mall in Huntsville, Alabama.
She was all alone and meowing incessantly.
When the finder approached the kitten, she immediately ran into a tiny hole in the wall and refused to come out.
The caring member of the community reached out to Mary Chromek, an animal rescuer, for assistance.
“There was about to be a really bad storm in a few hours, so I rushed up there to secure the kitten.
I got there and saw the kitten right away,” Mary shared with Love Meow.
The young tabby tucked herself in the hole with her head facing out.
She was very shy but curious about what was going on, while Mary was setting up a humane trap with smelly, fishy cat food.
Mary looked at her inquisitive little face and started talking to her, in hopes of gaining her trust.
Each time she meowed at the kitten, the little one seemed to be more relaxed, and even started slow-blinking back at her.
“I decided to see if I could just grab her.
I put my hand in the hole and there was no hissing, no resistance, nothing,” Mary told Love Meow.
The kitten stayed put and just let her newly acquainted human scoop her up and out of the hideout.
“I got her out easily and while she was still scruffed, she started making biscuits in the air. She knew she was safe now.”
The kitten was named Belkie after the department store she was found next to.
Despite being just skin and bones, she was eager for attention and so content to be held.
“She was overflowing with love and gratitude.”
Mary took Belkie into her care so she could get some food and water into that tiny body.
The kitten didn’t eat very much at first but was as happy as could be when she was lying on her rescuer’s lap.