According to the woman, who simply identified herself as Jessica, the kitten had been crying for hours - maybe days - but everyone at the bakery was ignoring her. Everyone, that is, except for Jessica.
Jessica asked the bakery owner for help, but he refused. She called the local police - they wouldn't help either. Next she tried contacting the state emergency service, local vets and wildlife rescue groups, but no one offered to help, according to Ahern.
Eventually Jessica found the number for Edgar's Mission. Ahern was the one who answered the call. "We quickly realized that we were indeed this kitty's and Jessica's last hope," Ahern tells The Dodo. "It was a busy Sunday and chores beckoned, but the plight of the poor animal tugged harder at my heartstrings, so off I went."