South Los Angeles, California police and firefighters came to the aid of a little kitten in distress today, rescuing it and giving it a home.
LAPD officers Axcel Mannoury and Brian Preston were flagged down in the wee hours Tuesday morning by a concerned resident who told them a kitten had been trapped in a trash littered storm drain, crying out, for at least two days.
According to Sgt. Lizarraga with the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Division Station, the officers chased after the kitten for about 30 minutes before calling in firefighters. After firefighters arrived, the rescuers spent another hour trying to capture the kitten.
The rescuers used a hamburger as bait. One firefighter positioned himself at the opening to the drain and managed to grab the kitten when it came out for the food.
The kitten squirmed and tried to escape but was safely placed in the back of a patrol car.
Sgt. Lizarraga said the kitten appeared to be in good health and was adopted by Officer Mannoury following the rescue.