A tiny black kitten estimated to be only three-weeks-old was rescued on Friday by Wilmington Police Officer Daniel Humphrey from an abandoned apartment on the 1900 block of Lancaster Ave. in Wilmington, Del.
According to the Delaware Online.com, authorities were called by the owner of the apartment house after he heard breaking glass. Fearing someone was trying to break-in, the Wilmington Police Department searched the area, finding the apartment had been abandoned. Inside were personal items including an old mattress, clothing, and left over food. Sadly there were also dead kittens abandoned in the apartment filled with roaches and fleas.
Authorities discovered the bodies of five dead kittens, but the mother cat was not at the premises. As arrangements were being made to notify the Delaware SPCA for an investigation into the deaths of the kittens, Officer Humphrey heard a faint little "meow." The officers searched the entire apartment, but still couldn't find where the noise came from until a second weak cry was heard and described as a "chirp."
“If he didn’t chirp, we wouldn’t have found him. Finally, we found this little guy sitting behind a door next to a shoe… hidden away," stated Officer Humphrey.
The kitten was rushed to Faithful Friends Animal Society where the tiny little male sweetheart who was so emaciated and dehydrated that he needed a blood transfusion at Longwood Veterinary Center, is now on his way to recovery.
Now named Little Humphrey, in honor of Officer Humphrey, these acts of kindness remind everyone that there are many animal lovers and heroes among us.
Please thank Officer Humphrey for being a hero to this tiny, defenseless little bundle of cuteness. Little Humphrey will be available for adoption when he is 12-weeks-old and at a healthy weight. He will be neutered and ready for his new life.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.
Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at email@example.com.