When one family left Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, they came home with a little something extra. Something, in fact, that was entirely unexpected: A cute orange tabby kitten.
Just over a week ago, on a Sunday, Miranda Comins, her father, and her brother were touring the stadium, which is home to the Kansas City Chiefs, But then they spotted the poor kitten tangled in a field goal net, Yahoo! reports.
Comins told Fox News 4 that they were almost at the end of the tour when her father looked down on the playing field and saw something, well, kind of unusual.
“Our tour was almost finished,” Miranda explained. “We went up to the penthouse suites, we were kind of looking over the whole stadium, as a whole, it was very cool, and all of the sudden my dad noticed two little kittens playing down on the field.”
A Seemingly Impossible Situation.
One kitten ran off but the other found herself wrapped in the field goal net. Soon as they realized the cat was tangled, Comins, her family, and their tour guide made their way down to the field to rescue the struggling kitten. This baby was definitely in trouble. Her neck seemed hopelessly tangled in the net.
“I was holding her [and] my dad and sister were trying to get the head free,” said Miranda’s brother, Dustin Weeks. “She kind of passed out for a couple of minutes. She stopped breathing for a minute, couldn’t feel her heart anymore. Her arms were going limp.”
But Weeks is a former army medic, so he knew exactly what to do. He’s trained in CPR and administered an altered version of the life-saving technique on the kitten, who responded quickly and began to wake up.
“Apparently human CPR works on a cat,” Weeks said.
They Are Smitten With The Kitten.
This could have been a tragic situation, but thanks to the kindness of these three people, this beautiful kitten, now named Alex, survived. And everyone fell in love with her.
Dustin has decided to keep little Alex, and he’s the one who gave her this name. She’s named after former Kansas City Chiefs player Alex Smith. Weeks noted that just like Smith, who suffered a devastating injury, he and his new feline friend had undergone serious struggles but persevered.
“I got hit by a car, and so I got a metal rod,” Weeks told Fox 4. “And Smith didn’t give up, and neither did she, and so she’s Alex. Not the souvenir we expected, but I’ll take it.”
And now this “friendly” and “happy” kitty has a happy home and people who love her.
We couldn’t be more thrilled for this determined kitten who suffered a pretty harrowing situation but came out of it with a brand new life.
You can watch Alex’s story in the video below.