Miami firefighters rescue kitten from storm drain

Firefighters flush kitten out of drain

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI - A kitten is up for adoption after Miami firefighters rescued it from a storm drain Monday morning.

Firefighters said they couldn't see the small gray kitten they named Storm when they first arrived to the drain at Northwest 30th Street and Ninth Avenue, because she was stuck in a smaller pipe.

"Today, we had a call about a cat stuck in a drain. We came out and used our resources, and we were luckily able to get her out," Javier Corrrales, of Miami Fire Rescue, said.

Firefighters said they tried to flush the kitten out of the storm drain with a little water.

"That didn't work. We used a but more water (and) that scared her and she came out the other side," Lt. Gerry Rodriguez said.

Firefighters said the whole operation took about 20 minutes. Luckily, Storm is doing well and is ready to go home with a loving family.

"She looks like she hasn't eaten in a while, so I have kitten formula that I keep at the station and I actually gave her formula with a syringe by the mouth," firefighter/paramedic Kris Gurucharri said. "She ate it and perked up a bit. I did give her a bath, (because) she was in the storm drain and she was disgusting."

Storm was taken Tuesday to Knowles Animal Clinic at 1000 NE 27th Ave in Miami where she is up for adoption.

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