What does it take to rescue a kitten that refuses to come out of a storm sewer drain? One city in West Virginia used two fire trucks, five firefighters, several animal rescuers and about 250 gallons of water to save a gray tabby stuck five feet deep in a storm drain.
First, animal control officers tried to encourage the kitten to come out of the drain with food, but after an unsuccessful hour and a half, they decided to try something else.
More on how firefighters saved the kitten after the jump.
Firefighters then tried banging tools on one end of the pipe and flashing lights to persuade the kitten to go to the other end of the pipe, but alas, that plan failed also.
Finally the firefighters flushed 250 gallons of water through the pipe which was just enough to wet the kitten’s paws, and then the stubborn feline ran out of the drain into the hands of a firefighter.
After the kitten’s wild adventure, she was able to rest up at the Humane Society and now has been adopted into a loving home. I just hope the new owner doesn’t live next to any storm drains. A big thanks to all of the firefighters and workers for saving this little kitten.