Young Teens Jump into River to Save Kitten and Walk Miles to Get Help

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Three teenagers jumped into action to save a kitten from drowning in a river and walked miles up hill to get help.

Photo by Kitten Inn

The teenagers were skimming stones at the Hutt River in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Wednesday when they spotted a tiny two-week-old kitten hanging onto a floating log, traveling downstream. Sarah, Lilly and David sprung into action where David waded into the water to retrieve the kitten and the girls wrapped the little kitten in a hoody.

"It does your heart good to know that there are young people out there that will continue on after us...," Kitten Inn, a rescue group in Lower Hutt, shares the story with Love Meow.

"(They) turned up at my place with this little tot wrapped up in one of their hoodies. They had been down at the River and saw this poor little soul floating past on top of a log."

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Kitten saved from the river by three teenagers now cuddling with his new siblings at Kitten Inn. Photo by Kitten Inn

"Not only did they jump into the river to rescue the little kitten but they also then walked over 4km (2.5miles) to bring it to me. When they arrived at my door they said 'We knew this was where you take all the kittens no one else wants'

How it came to be on a log floating down the river we will never know, what we do know is that it is now safe,warm and its little tummy is full and for him at least life is looking good."

Photo by Kitten Inn

"I congratulate the parents, they brought up some really good kids."

They named the kitten Woody. "Obviously we're not handling him too much as he's got a new mum now."

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Everyone likes to feel loved and accepted! Now Woody (third from left) has a furry family to snuggle with.

Photo by Kitten Inn

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