A scared kitten that found itself trapped in a sewer drain on the elevated ramp near Interstate-95 in Dania Beach was plucked to safety Tuesday afternoon after rescue crews spent nearly three hours trying to coax the feline out.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue received the call after a deputy notified a Broward County animal care officer that there was an injured kitten on Westbound State Road 84 near the I-95 exit.
The animal care officer tried to capture the kitten, but the scared cat “darted away” and fell in the drain, said Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.
A crew tried to get the kitten out by removing the storm cover and using water from the truck but the kitten found a nook in the drain and refused the help.
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The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue’s Technical Rescue Team then tried a “confined space” rescue and sent two firefighters down, but the kitty got farther away.
Then finally, crews tried water again and this time it worked. The black “feisty” kitten finally was captured.
“The kitten couldn’t outsmart the the Technical Rescue Team,” Jachles said.