Bobbi Honicker responded to her first animal emergency after she was recently sworn in as a humane officer with the Fayette Humane Society.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call this week about a small kitten that was stuck in a drain behind a home on Allemang Road. When officer Honicker arrived, she found an 8-week-old kitten approximately 10-feet down a narrow PVC drain pipe.
The home owners were able to cut into their deck to make the pipe easier for Honicker to access. “I was feeling determined to save the kitten if it meant digging up the whole pipe,” said Honicker.
It was a race against mother nature to save the kitten as rain was moving into the area. According to Honicker, rain would have caused the kitten to drown. After the kitten was pulled out of the pipe, Honicker took him to the humane society’s adoption and business center to get him on a warmer to raise his body temperature.
The kitten was named “Jordan” and he has since been adopted into a new home. Although Honicker will remain as an animal care technician and canine adoption coordinator, she will now have the ability to respond to calls as needed.
Honicker joins the humane society’s other humane officers, Danyel Bageant and Brad Adams.
This article was submitted by the Fayette Humane Society.