Unknown Orange Tabby Kitten
Navin could hear the kitten crying in his neighbor's backyard tree in Bunkie, but he could not see it. It took me a few minutes using my binoculars to locate the kitten sitting in what may have been an old bird nest now flattened and filled with leaves and twigs. We knew nothing about the kitten, but Navin planned to take responsibility for it and find its home. As for the tree, it was covered with vines, one of which is poison ivy, and surrounded by water from frequent rain storms. There was no way to avoid getting wet on this rescue.
Navin was committed to finding and helping the kitten, but there was no way the kitten would come out from under the car until everyone was gone. As of the next day, Navin still had not seen or even heard the kitten, so we don't know what happened to him. We just hope he found his way back home. Not every rescue has a clear, happy ending, so I don't have an after-rescue picture to show him sleeping comfortably in a soft bed at a safe home. Sometimes, the best I can do is just be glad that he is not still suffering in the tree anymore.