Kitten Rescued from Storm Drain in Duluth

Kitten Rescued from Storm Drain in Duluth Photo: Duluth Fire Department

Created: July 18, 2019 05:18 AM

The Duluth Fire Department rescued a kitten from a storm drain Wednesday.


Authorities say three young girls were walking with their father when they heard a kitten crying from inside the drain. They called the fire department for help.

A crew removed a grate and sent fire fighter Jeremy Helm inside the drain. However, the kitten wouldn't come next to him. The department says they used a thermal imaging camera to locate the cat inside a small pipe. Another firefighter went into the drain and used a fire fighter breathing air tank in an attempt to scare the kitten back towards the drain opening. The tank made a loud noise from the air escaping from the bottle to scare the cat into Helm's arms.

Authorities say a Duluth woman brought over a small cage and told the crew she would take it to the vet for shots and a check-up. She said she would try to adopt it out.

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