Video: Firefighter adopts kitten he saved from basketball hoop

St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 firefighter Eric Dupuy adopted a kitten he helped rescue after it had gotten its head stuck in the base of the hoop


By FireRescue1 Staff

SLIDELL, La. — A firefighter who helped rescue a kitten whose head was stuck in a basketball hoop went a step further and adopted the animal as a pet.

Inside Edition reported that firefighters from St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 found the kitten after it somehow got its head stuck in the base of a basketball hoop.

Firefighters used pliers to gently cut the kitten’s head from the hoop, and although it was a little shaken up from the incident, it appeared to be OK.

One crewmember, Eric Dupuy, decided to give the kitten a home as well. 

"As if rescuing the kitten whose head was stuck in a basketball goal wasn’t enough, firefighter Eric Dupuy has decided to adopt the kitten and provide it with a forever home," a fire department spokesperson said.

 

While blowing out the engine bay Firefighter Eric Dupuy found a kitten with its head stuck inside of the basketball goal base, so he and Firefighter Richie Carter went to work and performed a successful kitten extrication!

Posted by St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 on Sunday, May 13, 2018
 

Firefighters Eric Dupuy and Richie Carter with the kitten they successfully extricated. The kitten’s head was stuck in the base of the basketball goal.

Posted by St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 on Sunday, May 13, 2018

 

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