Kittens Rescued from Rain-Filled Ditch

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BRUNSWICK, OH -- Three adorable week-old kittens were recovering Wednesday after they were rescued from a Brunswick ditch that was filling up with rainwater Tuesday morning.

Gilligan, Ginger and Mary Ann were pulled from a rain-filled ditch on Williams Drive in Brunswick.

A meter reader discovered them floating in the water. He then got help from Raven Williams' husband, Kerry, who pulled the kittens from the water and put them in a box to stay dry.

"I am so glad that he did that, because I wouldn't want them out there drowning. So I'm glad he came out there and saved them," said Williams.

Brunswick's Animal Control was also called to the scene to see if they could find the kittens' mother.

"It's very rare. Usually, the mother kitten is pretty protective and stays with them. I think what happened, she was in the process of moving them and then the rain hit. The rain came down pretty quick for sure, for a short period of time and she lost track of them," said Mike Kellums, with Brunswick Animal Control.

The kittens were taken to the Brunswick Animal Hospital where they are feeding from a bottle and being nursed back to health.

But they are not out of danger yet.

"We just always give it 50/50 because you never know when you are bottle feeding, something that should have been fed by their mother and cared for, you know? Chances go up every singe day, is what I usually say. I've never lost a kitten yet," said Jessica Bossone, a veterinary assistant.

The veterinarian at Brunswick Animal Hospital said Mary Ann, Ginger and Gilligan need a few more weeks until they are fully recovered and can be adopted. The only problem is, everyone seems to want to take them home now.

"Everyone has been hearing about them, the publicity. They are becoming a hot commodity right now. I think they are all spoken for and if not, soon they'll be all spoken for," said Dr. Scott Pawling.

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