By Michael R. Martin
My friend Amy believes In pet adoption like I do. When the time came for a new kitty, she contacted the New York City Animal Rescue Girls and arranged an adoption. Ella arrived.
Amy had given her a private room complete with litter, food and water, making acclimation easier. Ella quickly went into hiding. Totally normal behavior.
Unfortunately, days passed and no sight of Ella. She hadn’t eaten or drunk water or used the litter box. Amy became concerned. She looked high and low and could not find her. No open windows or doors, not in the sofa. Where oh where?
Friends came by and same results. No kitty. After day five, panic set in. The New York City Animal Rescue Girls suggested the fire department. Amy hesitantly called.
Knock at the apartment door.
A whole crew of New York’s Bravest walked in! In less than five minutes they found Ella. She had managed to climb to the top of a wall unit and discover a small unknown opening.
Ella ate and drank and purred. Another happy ending thanks to Ladder Company 25.
Who needs the Mounties when we have Ladder 25!