As the camera moved deeper into the pipe, the rescuers could see something huddled in the darkness. The reports were right: there was definitely a family of cats living at the pipe’s far end. And if there was any hope of rescuing them safely, the team would have to act fast.
The rescuers first heard about the cats from a concerned member of the public who raised the alarm. Apparently, the person had spotted the animals in a drainage pipe near a parking lot, and the cats were in a dangerous situation.
The rescuers in question were members of the non-profit group Hope For Paws, based in Los Angeles, California. The organization was founded in June 2008 by Eldad Hagar and his wife, Audrey. “Hope For Paws rescues animals who are… facing death or extreme danger,” the group explains on its Facebook page.