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Rescued Kitty Finds New Home

"Stormy," as she's now affectionately known, was trapped in a storm drain.



    A kitten rescued from a California storm drain now has a forever home thanks to the work of first responders, a plumber and an officer looking for a cat to add to her family. KCRA reports. (Published Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016)

    What was supposed to be a night of routine calls for a Roto-Rooter assistant manager and a Citrus Heights, California police officer turned out to be anything but last Friday.

    Mike Jennings drove into a scene filled with Sacramento Metro firefighters, Citrus Heights police officers and animal control officials huddled around a storm drain.

    The Roto-Rooter assistant manager had been by the area a couple of hours earlier working various calls when first responders began their work, NBC affiliate KCRA reported

    Figuring it was likely a trapped animal of some sort, Jennings went outside the bounds of his normal workflow to see if he could assist.

    "I asked him if there was a cat in there, and he said, 'Yeah.' I let him know that I had a sewer video inspection camera and that I might be able to help get the cat out," Jennings explained.

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