Firefighters Rescue Kitten From Deep Well

Firefighters rescued a small kitten from a deep water well Thursday afternoon.  The rescue took place on Sanders Street in Four Oaks.

The Four Oaks Fire Department was dispatched to an animal rescue after the residents of the home – Dixie Byrd and her daughter Becca Byrd – heard the kitten crying and called 911.

Fire Captain Edward Twigg said crews arrived on the scene and found the kitten at the bottom of the deep antique well.  Somehow the kitten had entered through a small hole where the plumbing pipes entered through the top of the well.  The cat fell into the water but managed to climb to a small ledge at the bottom.

Firefighters set up a tripod over the well and lowered Fire Captain Jeremy Johnson into the hole.  Johnson was able to safely reached the kitten and bring it to safety about an hour after crews arrived on the scene.

Becca immediately decided to adopt the kitten. She named it Sunset.

Sunset is doing fine and getting adjusted to her new home and owner.

Fire Chief Barry Stanley, Captain Anthony Lee, Captain Twigg, JR Stanley, Coty Lewis, Tanna Twigg, Greg Smith and Sara Stanley all assisted with Sunset’s rescue.

Photos courtesy Four Oaks Fire Department