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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cat-astrophy In The Sewers

What do you do when a kitten is in a sewer drain? Why, you get out the whole shootin' match. In Parkersburg, W.Va., a small kitten was in a storm drain and would not come back out. But the big story is what it took to get the tabby out. Ready? Two fire trucks, five firefighters, several animal rescue folks and roughly 250 gallons of water.

Apparently, they had been trying to coax the little kitten out with good words and food but tabby wasn't buying. Took about an hour and a half before they figured out what the cat knew in the beginning. She ain't comin' out, no how, no way!

So, firefighters got really creative....banged on the end of the pipe and flashed lights. Didn't work. But what did work was about 250 gallons of water flushed through the 10 inch pipe, just enough to get kitty's feet wet. Now yer talkin'. Kitten ran out of the pipe into the arms of a rescuer. And after that, tabby was resting comfortably at the local Humane Society.

But, that isn't the end of the story. No siree. Tuesday, a warm hearted person signed adoption papers. Tabby will have a home! Oh yeah!