MIAMI, FLA – With so much news about animals attacking humans, it is nice to hear of a feel-good story every now and then. That is exactly what the city of Miami was treated to last Monday morning.
One lucky area family will be able to adopt a new kitten thanks to city firefighters.
Now named Storm, the tiny kitten was stuck in a storm drain at Ninth Avenue and Northwest 30th Street. Firefighters had a hard time seeing the kitten because she was wedged in a small pipe within the drain. Responders first tried to flush the kitten out with a bit of water but were unsuccessful.
Javier Corrales, one of the firefighters responding to the scene, said, “Today, we had a call about a cat stuck in a drain. We came out and used our resources, and we were luckily able to get her out.”
After initially trying to rinse the kitten from the drain, firefighters decided to use a bit more water. The flood of water scared the kitten into exiting out the other side of the pipe. According to the firefighters, the entire ordeal was over in about 20 minutes. Storm is doing well now and will soon be ready to go home to her forever family.
Kris Gurucharri, a paramedic/firefighter, may want to think about a career in veterinary medicine. She syringe fed the animal a bit of kitten formula to perk her up. She also gave the kitten a bath to clean the remnants of the storm drain out of her fur. Healthy and adorable, Storm would undoubtedly thank the people who saved her life if she was able.
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