How the kitten got on the 12th floor of the construction site remains a mystery, but Shaarawi has her suspicions.
“Honestly, there’s a lot of stray cats in the area where he was picked up,” Shaarawi said. “My assumption is that he was born there and somehow left his mom and went to the building to hide. Sometimes they get disorientated and seek hiding in places that are dark. Maybe he kept going up and up and up because he was lost and disorientated.”
To catch the kitten, volunteers climbed up to where the cat was, and set up a humane trap with a dish of tuna inside. But the kitten was so scared, it took him 18 hours to finally go into the trap, according to Shaarawi.