Two kittens rescued from school's storm drain

A Lake Placid Elementary teacher heard strange noises from a storm drain, which turned out to be trapped kittens.

On Tuesday morning, school officials said it to be the sounded like an echoing of “meows” and contacted Highlands County Animal Services. The grate hasn’t been opened in decades, according to officials, but it was removed with the help of the school board facilities department and power tools.

Luckily, Kiley Fort, one of the animal services officers, was able to fit into the drain. With a lot of coaxing and patience, two male kittens were pulled from the pipe, along with two frogs.

The kittens were cleaned and immediately adopted by teachers.