1010 WINS–“What’s that Lassie? Timmy fell down a well?”
When a call came into the Los Angeles Animal Services SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team) squad about a kitten that had fallen down a twenty-five-foot shaft in Venice, CA, members Ernesto Poblano and Felix Lopez responded with the lifesaving tools of their trade.READ MORE: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
At first, the crew sent an infra-red camera down the shaft to assess and monitor the kitten’s situation using a custom catch pole made of PVC piping with a cable looped at the end. After locating their tiny target at the bottom of the shaft, Lopez maneuvered SMART’s “Flex Pole” down to the kitten, keeping a close eye on the video monitor. Once the cable was secured around the kitten’s body, he was brought to the surface safely.Former Aide Refuses To Accept Cuomo's Apology Amid Sexual Harassment Probe; Gov Stays Silent To Reporters' Questions
After veterinary treatment, a good meal, and a bath at the North Central Animal Shelter, “Timmy Borisshaft” was adopted by a loving family the very same weekend.Gov. Murphy Announces COVID Vaccine Eligibility Expanding To Teachers, More Essential Workers