When Chris Garrison adopted Amaretto from a local animal shelter about six months ago, he had no idea that his rescue pup would become a rescuer herself. But that was exactly what happened earlier in May.
That sunny day, the fur dad took Amaretto out to exercise on a forest path in Ohio. He was riding his bike while the pup was off her leash and happily speedwalking beside him. Out of nowhere, the canine suddenly stopped in her tracks and seemed to be interested in something off the trail.
At first, the dog owner thought nothing of it, but then he noticed the look of worry evident on Amaretto’s face. Curious about what was bothering his pup, Chris decided to stop by the roadside and hop off his bike. That was when he heard some meowing coming from the wooded area a few meters off the trail.
Amaretto obviously heard the sounds, too, and started dashing toward the location of the cat. When Chris finally caught up to her, he saw the poor kitten stuck about eight feet up a tree. He immediately jumped into action and carefully got her out of there.
After settling into Chris’ arms, she began purring and snuggling him, a telltale sign that she wasn’t a stray cat and had contact with humans before. The fur dad immediately concluded that the poor kitten was likely abandoned there on purpose, especially since there were no houses, shelters, or any other humans for miles.
He knew that if it weren’t for Amaretto, the kitten, whom he decided to name Fuji after his bike, wouldn’t have been found. Lucky for him, his pup was alert enough to catch Fuji’s faint meows. After the rescue, Chris immediately brought the feline to Licking County Humane Society, a pet adoption service in Heath, Ohio.
The staff happily welcomed the kitten and eventually placed her up for adoption. Watch their story here.
Courtesy of Licking County Humane Society