January 25, 2021

Local firefighter rescues tiny kitten from big trouble

Heard County FF-AEMT Lieutenant Jeffrey Walker (Photo courtesy of Debbie Hudson/Heard Fire)

(Franklin, GA) — A Franklin resident is lauding the work of local public safety workers after they came to the rescue of a 4-week-old kitten this morning.

The homeowner, Mr. Donald Rogers, has been taking care of the stray male kitten for several days including a recent trip to the vet for some health issues.

Early this morning Rogers reached out to Heard County EMS after the tiny kitten fell deep into a concrete block retaining wall at his home.

One of the firefighters that responded, Lieutenant Jeffrey Walker was able to extract the kitten unharmed by using a rope as a pulley.

Mr. Rogers was extremely thankful for the help of Walker along with other who answered the call Chief Scott Parrott and Franklin Police Officer Tim Rowley.

Mr. Donald Rogers with “Walker, Georgia Kitty”

“We have true heroes in our county working the frontline to protect us, and to assist us in emergencies,” said Rogers today.

“For these outstanding professionals to take the time and care to provide assistance this morning makes me so proud of our community and we have such heartfelt gratitude for them.”

“This was even better than the proverbial cat up the tree call!,” exclaimed Rogers.

Rogers was so appreciative for Jeffrey’s skilled work and help that he has decided to call the previously unnamed kitten “Walker” in his honor.


  1. Beth Burgoon says

    I love this story!

  2. Mr. Robert G. Baratta says

    Now kitty stay with your owner you just used one of your 9 lives great job by the HCFD Cats are the best!

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