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5 Week-Old Kitten Rescued From Drainpipe (Video)

5 Week-Old Kitten Rescued From Drainpipe (Video) via Babble

Rudy, shortly after being rescued

A Detroit resident noticed a kitten cry coming from under his back porch and called Michigan Humane Society to see what they could do. When they turned up on the scene, they found more than just one kitty.

It turned out that there was a whole family of kittens stuck under the house. Three kittens were found in a hole under the foundation and one kitty was stuck in a drainpipe. 

MHS Rescue Driver Charles Durfee tried a few different ways to get the kitten out of the drainpipe but when they failed, he called for assistance. As the crew worked to get the one kitten, Durfee noticed that three kittens were in a hole under cement so another worker pried open a cement block and rescued the three siblings.

Mark Ramos, a senior cruelty investigator commented on how many houses still have drain pipes despite several of them being obsolete now. Consequently, animals tend to fall inside of them.

Once the workers were able to see the trapped kitten, they tried to grab him with their hands but he was too far down. Then they inserted a claw into the pipe and were finally able to bring the adorable orange kitty to safety. Durfee said the kitten’s claws had rounded probably after repeated attempts to claw his way out of the pipe.

The kitten, named Rudy, was taken to the shelter where he and his three siblings will be put up for adoption once given a clean bill of health.

Watch the rescue effort unfold here:

 


Image: iStock

 

Follow Danielle on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest (where she maintains an ‘Adorable Pups’ board), or find her at her blog, Just Write Mom and Babble’s Strollerderby.

 

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