When Kass, the creator behind the @PhillyFoodGirl TikTok account, turned off her home’s air conditioning, she probably didn’t think it would result in her becoming a cat mom. But with no noise coming from the AC, Kass began hearing little mews coming from the ductwork outside her house. So Kass and her partner entered into rescue mode.
At first, Kass could only see one cat inside the duct. But she knew there were multiple kittens in there because the cat she saw wasn’t making the mewing sounds. And in a follow-up video, Kass explained that she could also hear a mother cat growling somewhere in the duct.
But, unfortunately, the mission did not continue to go as smoothly as it had the first day. The next morning, Kass said that she again heard a kitten meowing, “but it was just a different kind of a cry,” she explained in another video.
“A woman from our local animal center actually lives in my development, so I … texted her, and [she] asked if we had any humane traps,” Kass said, adding that she put a cat carrier with wet food inside it in front of the duct, but there were “no signs of the two kittens.” However, she could still hear the meowing.
It was so loud from inside the tube,” she said. “But we couldn’t see him.” That’s when she realized the duct connects to a gas fireplace in her basement. And when she and her family went inside and downstairs, it became clear that the kitten was trapped in a vertical piece of duct connected to that fireplace.