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News4Jax crew rescues kitten from debris after Elsa tears through Jacksonville

News4Jax crew rescues kitten from debris after Elsa tears through Jacksonville
News4Jax crew rescues kitten from debris after Elsa tears through Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News coverage during Tropical Storm Elsa turned into a kitten rescue on Thursday when a News4Jax crew heard faint sounds coming from behind a downed tree.

News4Jax reporter Ashley Harding and photojournalist Matt Kinzig were finishing their 4:30 a.m. live shot in the Lakewood/San Jose area when they started walking toward the sound.

They then heard a loud “meow.”

“This sweet little thing freed herself out from underneath a massive downed tree limb,” Harding said. “She immediately ran right into my arms and was shaking when I picked her up.”

Our crew brought her back to the station where meteorologist Richard Nunn took her in.

It is unknown if she had a previous home. She had no collar. If you are missing a kitten, please let us know. If not, she is safe and happy with our meteorologist!

Elsa relaxing at Richard Nunn's house.

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.