A kitten stuck in a storm drain was lucky that a Good Samaritan heard its cries for help.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Montrell Johnson heard the kitten from below the grate of a storm drain off Biscayne Boulevard and 39th Street, so he called fire rescue. About a dozen rescuers showed up to look for the kitten.

Two City of Miami firefighters put on protective gear and went down the drain, following the kitten’s meows for help.

Johnson stayed to watch the rescue unfold. “I was happy that it was still alive, first of all, because there was no telling how long it was down there, so I’m just happy they got it out of there. I think they should name it Lucky because it’s a very lucky cat down there.”

Fire rescue offered the kitten to Johnson but, he said, his girlfriend does not like cats.

After fire rescue wiped a lot of the muck sticking to the cat’s fur and cleaned him or her up, they brought it to Miami Fire Rescue Station Number Six.

A city employee has adopted the kitten after seeing the story on 7News.

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