Firefighters to the rescue: Cat freed from storm drain
Updated 4:52 pm, Thursday, October 13, 2011
A trapped Westport cat may have shed one of its nine lives Thursday morning, but after firefighters came to the rescue, the feline is able to happily enjoy the eight others.
The rescue unfolded on Stonybrook Road shortly after 8:30 a.m. when a resident called to report that his cat had become trapped in a storm drain.
Firefighters arriving at the scene were met by Dick Fincher, who directed the Good Samaritans to the storm drain in front of his home where his cat, "Nip," was caught in a pipe beneath the grating.
Firefighters removed the grate and tried to lure the frightened feline to the opening of the pipe so they could pull him out of the drain. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to entice the gray kitty, until a can of cat food was placed at the pipe opening.
With Fincher calling to Nip, the cat began making his way out of the pipe. Firefighters then held the owner by the waist as reached down into the pipe and extricated Nip.
A purr-fect ending.