Kitten rescued from drain on Dania Beach highway

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Firefighters from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue have rescued a kitten that was stuck in a storm drain on a busy Dania Beach roadway.

The storm drain, which is about a foot and a half in diameter, is on eastbound State Road 84, on the ramp that leads to Interstate 95 southbound.

A deputy spotted the small black kitten when it was in a different storm drain area, about 300 feet east of its current location. The kitten ran away from him through the pipe. The deputy thought that the kitten was injured in some way.

Courtesy Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue

Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue brought out a technical rescue team. A few members of the team tried to grab the kitten but were unsuccessful.

The team then tried to flush the kitten out using 500 gallons of water, but it got stuck or ended up clinging to something inside the drain. They tried again, and the kitten moved in such a way that a deputy was able to grab it.

The team had to use a special breathing apparatus during the rescue to protect them against fumes.

A fire rescue spokesman said there’s no life too small for them to come out and do what they can to save it.

The kitten was rescued from the drain about three hours after it got stuck. It was taken to Animal Control to get checked out.

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