Tiny Kitten Was Trapped In A Storm Drain On The Side Of A Highway, But Firefighters Never Gave Up

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A tiny kitten found himself stuck in a storm drain on the side of a highway in Dania Beach, Florida. Firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue the nervous kitty, but it wound up being a much harder and longer rescue than they expected.

A team had to cut through the road in order to get to the small drain. They attempted to catch the kitten, but he was very scared and avoided them.

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Firefighters then “floated” the kitten down the pipe and then Capt. Kevin Meyers, of the Broward Sheriff Rescue technical rescue team, reached into the 16-inch storm drain with a net to try and scoop the kitten out.

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After more than an hour, they finally carried the kitten out to safety. He was soiled and soaking wet, but most importantly, he was now safe!

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This scary situation thankfully had a happy ending. If it weren’t for these brave and hard-working firefighters, this little kitten would have never survived down there.

But this kitten wasn’t the only animal who has gotten stuck in a storm drain. It seems to be pretty common, which is scary! Click here to read about a dog who fell 15 feet into a drain. Firefighters stepped up to the plate to rescue this pup as well. And this rescue was not such an easy one either. In this rescue, instead of using a net like they did with the kitten, they used a special harness to lift him out of the hole to safety.

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.