Beeville Firefighters Rescue Kitten from Storm Drain Friday

Firefighters went to the rescue of a kitten that was trapped in a storm drain Friday in Beeville, and the whole rescue was captured on video.

Chief Donald Morris with the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department said his crew treated it like any other call.

"It wasn't very challenging," said Lt. Kenneth Elsbury. "It was actually a lot of fun."

Elsbury was the first one into the storm drain, using one of the ladders. It took a couple of hours, a little bit of patience and a lot of teamwork to rescue the frightened feline.

"There was so much debris on the bottom, I wasn't making any progress with everything I was carrying," Elsbury said. "Firefighter Ana Perez came in. I held the light and instructed her to move forward because the cat was continuing to run away from us."

The kitten had made its way about 150 feet down the storm drain, but the volunteer firefighters never gave up.

The kitten was handed over to Animal Control. They dried him off, and checked him out to make sure he was okay.

He's now at the local shelter waiting to be adopted. Several people have already shown interest.


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