The working life for a 911 operator must be quite a stressful affair. Everyday you wake up not quite knowing what to expect when you reach the office.
Shauna Rogers arrived for her shift at Valley Communications Center in Kent, Washington, one Saturday last month, and received a call of a very different kind.
It was one of the first calls I took that day,” Rogers told Q13 Fox News. “A man said he had found a box with five abandoned kittens.”
Rogers said that for some reason the conversation hit a nerve. The cats were on her mind all day, even after she arranged for a police officer to pick up the animals.
It was Saturday, so our animal control officers weren’t on duty. I was wondering what the officer is going to do with all these kittens,” Rogers said. “I could hear them crying in the background. You could tell they were very little.”
With the sound of the kittens still rattling around in her brain, Rogers decided she had to step in. She contacted the officer and offered to help find new homes for the cats.
As it turned out, help was more readily available than she could have ever expected. The kittens were brought to the Valley Communications Center, and before long, each and every one had found a home with one of Rogers’ co-workers.
Once they got up here, they went quickly. We could have had a box of 10, I think. They all could have found homes that night,” Rogers said.
Valley Communications Center has since commended its staff.
This is a great story about the caring hearts of our team members,” said operations manager Vonnie Mayer on Facebook. “Way to go Shauna for coordinating the efforts to get these sweet kittens homes. Kudos to everyone who opened their hearts and homes to a new family member!”
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