Kitten recovering after being rescued from highway

Kitten at Broward County Animal Shelter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A feisty kitten had to be flushed out of a drainpipe on the side of the road in Dania Beach on Tuesday, but he is recovering. 

The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to a call about a kitten stuck in a sewer drain on State Road 84 and I-95.

Crews sent rescue technicians down to catch the kitten, who was trapped inside a 16 inch pipe.

Firefighters used water to try to  flush the kitten out of the pipe, but they weren't successful. 

They  tried to send a firefighter into the pipe to catch the kitten, but that didn't work either. 

Finally,  firefighters flushed water down the pipe again, using more water than in their first attempt. 

"It feels good knowing the cat obviously didn't perish inside the hole," Capt. Kevin Meyers said. 

The 4-month-old kitten is safe at a shelter and has no major injuries, and is expected to recover at an animal rescue center until he's able to be adopted.

The kitten isn't used to being around people just yet.

The kitten was peeking out of his box at the Broward County Animal Shelter on Wednesday, but was too shy to come out.