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