Cute kitten rescued in Medical Center after suffering three days of thunderstorms

Frightened little tabby cat crawled under traffic pole

SAN ANTONIO – A kitten was rescued Thursday morning after a soggy three days hiding under a traffic pole in San Antonio’s Medical Center.

The frightened little tabby cat crawled under the concrete lip of a traffic pole near the busy intersection of Floyd Curl and Medical Drive.

The kitten was heard meowing during the thunderstorms since Memorial Day.

Animal Care Officer Daniel White and a crew from San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department spent two days trying to lure the kitten out of the metal pole.

As soon as the kitten was freed from the wire-filled pole, it was rushed to Animal Care Services veterinary clinic for care.

Animal abandonment is wrong and it is illegal, and the number of abandoned and unwanted pets will rise at local shelters over the summer, according to City of San Antonio Animal Care Services.

The kitten will need a foster family to continue recovery while he gains weight before he is ready for adoption. 

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.