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Estimated birth date: June, 2011 If you are interested in Splinter, please contact FOSTER PARENT: Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. I received a call at UM informing me that a kitten had fallen into a storm drain on a busy street near campus, and the fire department was working on getting it out. After spending one day trying to trap the kitten, the next morning came with the news that the kitten was still trapped. It turns out that the kitten had gotten spooked by the rescue attempt and crawled further into the storm drain, where she then managed to fall 8 feet into the sewer pipes and could no longer get out on her own. The fire chief opened up the storm drain and sewer covers, and a very generous plumbing company went to work devising a handful of "solutions" for getting the kitten that was 24 feet away, and sitting on top of 4 feet of sewer sludge (which I learned acts like quicksand...). In the end it took a very brave and compassionate plumber willing to crawl over cut plywood that was thrown down in the sewer to reach the kitten and pull her out. She was severely dehydrated, massively underweight, and covered in nastiness, but by the next morning the kitten was willingly eating, purring up a storm, and even starting to play. She was named Splinter after the sewer rat from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since then she's progressed to being a very cute, very active kitten!! Shes very talkative and loves other cats she definitely needs to be in a loving home with other animals. An ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE can be downloaded by entering our website www.thecatnetwork.org and sending to foster parent. The Cat Network does not have a shelter; all of our cats/kittens are in foster homes in South Florida. Our adoption fee is $75 for cats that are not microchipped, and $85 for microchipped cats, which includes deworming, age appropriate vaccination, and testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Note: ADOPTION FEE for PUREBRED type cats, with or without papers, ranges from $75 - $250, and is determined by the foster parent. These cats are designated with "Higher adoption fee may apply" on their web listing. All kittens and cats 3 months and older have been spayed or neutered; many of the younger kittens will be sterilized prior to adoption as well.