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