"The kitten's immediate instinct was to run back into the hole, but finding it blocked, it scuttled into the nearest corner instead and huddled in fright," Gellel said. "Then it was simply a matter of scooping the tiny cat up."
After eight long days, the entire family had finally been rescued.
Gellel brought the fourth kitten home, and after getting cleaned up she was reunited with her family. "She ran straight to her mum, and within a few hours was nursing again," Gellel said. "Her siblings examined her at length, smelling her thoroughly, and then accepted her without question."