MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
On Wednesday, September 23, while the volunteer crew of PGFD Ambulance 899 was finishing up paperwork after a transport to Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham they overhead staff talking about a kitten that was stuck in the parking garage. Before leaving the hospital, the crew of Janet DeMeritt and Rajah Rose went to the parking garage to see if they could provide some assistance.
They found a nurse who had tracked the kitten’s cry for help. She was unable to reach the trapped kitty and was relived that help had arrived. The crew of DeMeritt and Rose could barely see the kitten in a confined space between a concrete support beam and the concrete wall. The small kitten was only being supported by a piece of metal rebar that prevented it from falling several feet to the concrete below.
The ambulance crew used Jan’s petite hands to reach into the small opening as Rose was able to negotiate a small rigid arm splint underneath the kitten. After some maneuvering and dealing with a scared kitten the pair was able to lift the kitten to safety.
A member of the hospital staff was going to take the kitten home.
Job well done for having the initiative and ingenuity to help to DeMeritt and Rose.
|If you look close enough you can see the face of a small kitten |
that was trapped in a confined space of a parking garage
|DeMeritt and Rose pause for a photo with hospital staffer |
that will care for rescued kitten