A tiny kitten trapped in a sewer drain in Phoenix, Arizona, meowed until help arrived.
Phoenix Fire Station 61 arrived to save the ginger feline after receiving multiple calls from people who heard “meowing” coming from an underground pipe.
Phoenix Fire Department posted, “We save cats out of trees, drains, or wherever they may be! 🐈”
Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS) Emergency Animal Medical Technicians assisted in the two-day rescue and said it took “all hands on deck”.
The little feline had been calling for help for a week, reported AHS.
However, every time the rescue team opened the manhole cover to look for him, he would take off down the drain.
Firefighter had apparently been tossing chicken down to him for the past week to make sure he didn’t starve. Rescuers decided to set a trap with a can of cat food inside and wait.
The next day they returned and found the ginger kitten inside the crate. The rescue team was elated that they had finally captured the kitten.
“Aww, there he is,” said one of the firefighters as the kitten was lifted out of the hole.
He was brought to AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital to be examined and treated for fleas.
AHS shared the rescue video on Facebook and thanked the fire department for their help. “Wags and purrs for our friends at Phoenix Fire Station 61!”
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Kitten rescued after one week stuck in a drain!Because of the teamwork and collaboration of Phoenix Fire Department and AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™, this kitten was safely rescued from a drain near 20th Street and Indian School Road! This poor kitten had reportedly been meowing for help for one week, and the two-day rescue took all hands on deck. He is now being cared for in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. Word on the street is that one of the firefighters on scene is interested in adopting the little squirt 😸 We hope to share updates on AHS’ social media channels soon!Wags and purrs for our friends at Phoenix Fire Station 61!
Posted by Arizona Humane Society on Friday, December 3, 2021
The adorable and chatty kitten may have already found a forever home. “Word on the street is that one of the firefighters on scene is interested in adopting the little squirt,” wrote AHS.
Every year, AHS takes in the most vulnerable pets and finds them forever homes. This year alone, they have saved the lives of 11,254 pets and placed them in loving homes.
But there are still many more cats and dogs at the shelter waiting for their person. Check them all out here.
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