TAMPA (FOX 13) - 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.