After spending two days trapped in a pipe hidden beneath concrete, a kitten is now safe and sound thanks to the diligent effort of firefighters in Izmir, Turkey.

After residents altered them to the predicament, rescue crews reported to the scene and found the kitten by using thermal cameras.

Rescuing the cat was no easy feat, as footage of the ordeal shows. The firefighters used a hammer to break and dig through the concrete before carefully creating an opening in the pipe that was just big enough for the kitten to squeeze through.

As soon as he was able to, the cat wiggled his way out from the hole and found himself in the hands of a waiting firefighter, who gave the kitten a few treats to keep her calm.

Lady Freethinker applauds the emergency personnel who acted urgently to save this innocent animal’s life.