Malakiah Ayres feared the gas line could explode at any moment. But the family’s kitten was inside his house on 71st Street near Paschall Avenue, next door to where the gas pipeline had ruptured and caught fire. And Ayres knew she would be scared.
“So I ran in there,” said Ayres, 17, a 10-grader at John Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia, after his rescue yesterday of Missy, a 7-month-old black kitten with green eyes and a white patch on her chest.
He knew just where to look for her. Under the bathtub. “Any time anything scares her, she hides under there,” he said. “A firefighter tried to stop me, but I went past him and ran into the house. I was thinking [Missy] would be scared with all the firemen in there, not knowing who these people were,” Ayres said.
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