Brendan Weber

Alameda County Firefighters Rescue Cat With Thermal Imaging Camera

Firefighters rescue cat. Not news.

Firefighters rescues cat with thermal technology. Different story.

That’s the angle that grabbed headlines Tuesday for Alameda County firefighters in San Leandro who used a thermal imaging camera to locate a trapped cat inside of a wall before strategically cutting around the heat reading and freeing the kitten. The cat was in the attic before it fell, wedging itself between wall studs.

Down on their hands and knees, three firefighters helped pull the small feline from the wall and then wrapped it in a white blanket.

The firefighters decided to document their high-tech rescue on Instagram.
 

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