A little kitten who was seen falling into a storm drain was rescued in an hour-long operation that followed earlier failed efforts and is now safe in foster care with the woman who witnessed the fall and called for help. She plans to adopt her once she is ready.
The SPCA of Erie County, New York came to kitty’s aid and told the story at Facebook, writing:
DRAMATIC KITTEN RESCUE!
On Tuesday, July 28, the SPCA Serving Erie County received a call from a Cheektowaga resident, Lauren, who saw a kitten fall into a storm drain on Broadway. She and her family spent much of the day trying to rescue the kitten (Cheektowaga Animal Control tried helping too), but couldn’t get the little one out of the drain.
Around 7:00 pm, Lauren called us, and SPCA Animal Rescue Team Member Rick Rosenberry was on the scene within half an hour. In Lauren’s words, Rosenberry “…lifted up the sewer grates, climbed down into the drainage pipes, and eventually, after over an hour, pulled the tiny, orange kitten out of the drain. I cannot even tell you how relieved and happy I was to see him/her come safely out! Officer Rosenberry came to my and the kitten’s rescue when no one else could help. He saved the day and should definitely be hailed as a hero and protector of animals. I cannot even express how kind and comforting he was to me, and how tirelessly he worked to save the tiny kitten. I am so impressed by his work and the work of the Erie County SPCA!”
The kitten was rushed to the SPCA’s onsite infirmary for care and any necessary treatment. The rest of the story is happy too! Lauren came to the SPCA last night to pick up the one-month-old kitten!! She plans on fostering her and adopting her when the kitten’s old enough!
Thanks to everyone involved in saving this little one’s life!
This video shared from the SPCA’s Facebook page shows kitty in her foster-to-be-forever home:
Check out this video from Wednesday night! This is the kitten rescued from out of a Cheektowaga sewer Tuesday evening by…
Posted by The SPCA Serving Erie County, NY on Thursday, July 30, 2015