Stormy the Kitten Rescued After Broward Firefighters Heard Cries Down the Drain

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Thanks to a tiny young kitten’s audible cries, Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue crew were able to rescue the crying kitten from a storm drain in Pembroke Park, South of Ft. Lauderdale, Tuesday evening.

A good Samaritan heard the trapped kitten’s cries Tuesday afternoon and got help for the feline by flagging down the the Fire Rescue department’s Engine 27.  The kitten was in an area where a person was inaccessible to get to, so they had to find a way to outsmart the feline. Firefighters ended up placing a ladder by a manhole, coaxing the cat out with gentle water pressure. One firefighter went down a nearby manhole and a second crew member used a hose to gently encourage the kitten to move toward a spot where it could be reached. It was firefighter/paramedic Roger Stewart that got ahold of the kitten and brought him up to safety.

They still don’t know if the cat is a boy or a girl, but they named it Stormy after the dramatic storm drain incident it experienced.  The rescuers looked for Stormy the kitten’s mother, but she was nowhere to be found. The firefighters who rescued him don’t want to just give him to a shelter – they want to make sure the feline is given to a good home and are caring for him for the time being. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachlis said,  “It’s definitely stealing the hearts of the firefighters.” 

If you or someone you know would like to adopt Stormy, you can visit Local10.com.

Image Source: Broward County Sheriff Twitter 

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