Kitten Rescued After Being Stuck Inside Lincoln Statue for 3 Days

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While everyone was gearing up to see "Lincoln" in theaters this weekend, a kitten had a different encounter with the famous former president. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a three-week-old gray kitten was discovered trapped inside a Abraham Lincoln statue located at Clermont Presidents Hall of Fame in Florida.



Mews had been heard around that statue for several days before locals realized where the cries were coming from. After three days of meowing, the staff at the Hall of Fame worried that a feline was trapped inside the statue and called the Minneola Fire Department.

Daniel Davis of the Humane Society came with the fire department to assist in the rescue. Davis let out a test "meow" into the Lincoln Statue and received a faint reply from inside. Firefighters went to work, cutting an opening in the back of the statue and lowering a man inside.


After several tense minutes of waiting, the firefighter emerged with kitten in hand. The tiny cat was greeted by cheers, a warm towel and food. Onlookers also decided to give the feline a name. "Abe" was clearly the best choice.

Rescuers are unsure how Abe found his way into the statue. While there is a hole at the top, it is too high up for a small kitten to reach. Firefighters may not have found the answer, but they have found Abe a new home. After the kitten's dehydration is treated, Abe will be adopted by the museum's curator.

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Nancye Kirtley

I wonder if Mama cat thought it would be a good place for the kitten? Is anyone on the look out for her to maybe return?

November 19 2012 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fluffy_unicorn69

awh, the kitten's so adorable ! :"3

November 19 2012 at 5:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
renobbw40

I wonder if a mother cat dropped the kitten inside, and are there any others that didn't survive? Mother cats often hide their babies in strange places.

I find it amusing and wonderful that they would actually destroy a statue just to save the life of a tiny kitten. Good people!

November 19 2012 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bonschwein

Thank God for people like the Minneola Fire personnel! And the Humane Society!

November 19 2012 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Thomaas

thank god?? really? thank the fire personnel. we gave god a chance, and his time expired on the 3rd day. thankyouverymuch, i'll go now

November 19 2012 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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patricia.meade

wow reading your response, you have issues...

November 19 2012 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Brian

Shame we do nit have the same instincts to save babies! I think the connection to this three week old kitten who can not survive on its own to an unwanted human can be well made and clear as a bell. when it is a kitten who was left by the mother we all run in and even cut into a national monument to "save" it.
No all you libs think about THAT and the late term abortion where the law may be that BY LAW we can not even comfort it, it MUST be left to die. Remember our Dear leader has fought for just such a law

November 19 2012 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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andy2ca

Even age can't make some people smart. They were and remain dumb throughout their lives. You're a living example. Think about THAT dummy.

November 19 2012 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rabbihantman

Not every statue of Lincoln is in Washington, D.C. This one is in Florida.

November 19 2012 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rosemary

Thanks to the concerned human beings for taking action and to the Minneola fire personnel for their rescue. THANKS! for saving a poor innocent animal.

November 19 2012 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
marthavaccaro

Tri-color cats are all females so she should be called Abby, poor baby.

November 19 2012 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brian

NOT ALL, while the vast majority are, I recused a Calico male , IT DOES HAPPEN, BTW at three weeks it is near impossible to tell on cats

November 19 2012 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
digoldman

Some moron must have dumped the baby there. How else was he/she able to get in, or even near the monument?

November 19 2012 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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