Stone is one lucky kitty.
He almost became a permanent part of a Georgia high school when he got trapped beneath concrete that was being poured to secure a set of stairs.
Michael Vinson, one of the construction workers, found the small kitten. He had heard a kitten meowing three days ago.
“I thought I heard it three days ago, but I wasn’t sure,” Vinson said. “It was real faint and then it stopped. I thought, ‘Surely there is not a cat in these stairs. It couldn’t be. There’s no way.’”
On Friday, Vinson heard meowing again. Stone had crawled underneath the stairs before the concrete was about to be poured.
Vinson said the cement had been poured around Stone, and some of it had fallen down where the kitten was. He also had some on him, so Stone was wedged within all of the concrete.
The construction worker drilled a hole to find Stone. Every time Vinson chiseled a bit, the kitten would come forward.
After he was rescued, Stone was brought to a veterinarian’s office and was treated for dehydration and was shaved. The veterinarian said Stone was lucky to be alive because he didn’t have food or water for about five days.
Vinson has adopted the kitten and named him Stone. He said the veterinarian suggested the name because he looked like a stone when he was brought into the office.
Perhaps the story of Stone will be known throughout the halls of the high school.