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Kitten stuck in ceiling for days rescued

Published On: Sep 26 2013 09:02:50 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 10:34:20 AM CDT
Kitten stuck in ceiling

Arizona Humane Society/KPHO

Tempe, AZ (KPHO) -- A 5-week-old kitten is safe after spending several days stuck in the ceiling of a recreation center in Tempe.

Libby was underweight -- weighing just 1 pound -- but otherwise in good shape after being pulled to safety, Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Bretta Nelson told KPHO.

The orange tabby managed to get caught in the ceiling of the Pyle Adult Recreation Center.

"For days, employees could hear her little cries, but were uncertain as to where they were coming from," Nelson said.

Staff members eventually called the humane society for help.

When emergency animal medical technicians arrived, they had to figure out the best way to reach her.

They decided that cutting a hole in the ceiling would work best, Nelson said.

The hole left behind will now be turned into a trap door in case any other furry friends get stuck there again, Nelson said.

AHS staff member Andy Gallo was eventually able to get to Libby and pull her out.

"Best, most destructive, most rewarding and hardest rescue to date," Gallo said.

Libby is now in foster care with her rescuer and will be up for adoption once she gets up to 2 pounds and can be spayed.

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