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Beaverton man rescues kitten stuck in crawl space

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After hearing that a kitten was stuck under a home in Woodburn, one man took it upon himself to rescue it.

Soundwave at her foster home with Celeste, May 2, 2018. (Meow Village)

Leslie Birrenkott, the development director at Meow Village, said they received a call about the kitten on Wednesday. She said they posted on their Facebook page asking for help and one of their followers — Matthew Brenneman — stepped up.

Brenneman drove from Beaverton to Woodburn and successfully got the kitten, now named Soundwave, unstuck from some insulation.

When asked why he decided to help, he told KOIN 6 News, “I had just gotten home and saw the post on Facebook about the kitten and called Kathi immediately. I had the time and the ability, and even have experience getting cats out of crawl spaces, so I knew I had to at least try to help.”

While it was hard to part with Soundwave, Brenneman — who already has multiple cats — knew it wasn’t practical to keep the little guy. So, he delivered the kitten to one of Meow Village’s fosters — Kathi Buchta, who’s also fostering a pregnant cat named Celeste. 

Birrenkott said Soundwave is doing just fine and has already bonded with Celeste — and according to Brenneman, he won’t have a hard time finding his forever home.

“I have no doubt that was soon as he’s available for adoption that he will go quickly,” Brenneman said. “He has a cute, unique face and is already a total sweetie.”

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