After 6 hours, Portland firefighters rescue kitten
Monday, September 17, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland fire department says firefighters and plumbers teamed up on to rescue a kitten stuck in a basement pipe.
The Oregonian reports that it took six hours and a camera on a snake to pinpoint where the cat was.
Authorities say the call came in Sunday night. When firefighters arrived, they found a maze of pipes under the home.
Eventually the kitten was found 20 feet down a 4-inch pipe.
The firefighters blew air on one end of the pipe, coaxing the kitten towards the opening. Six hours later, it emerged safe.
Firefighter Scott Pearson says the kitten was scared and hungry, but otherwise okay.