Two-month-old kitten rescued from storm drain

- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Crews rescued a 2-month-old kitten from a storm drain Sunday morning.

Just before 9:00 a.m., HCFR received a call about a kitten that was stuck in an underground storm drain on Huntfield Street in Tampa. The caller said the kitten had been there for about 2 days.

The crew from Engine 39, led by Acting Captain Jayson Lynn, teamed up with the caller and animal control to come up with a plan to rescue the kitten.

First, the crew made a makeshift bridge for the kitten out of two pieces of household baseboard and a towel. They placed food at the top in hopes that the kitten would climb out.

Unfortunately - it didn't work.

Crews then took a low pressure hose and sprayed lightly in the drain to get the kitty to move towards a net - and this time, they were successful!

The rescuers used a fishing net to scoop the kitty out of the drain and turn it safely over to its owner.

 

 

 

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