A motorist teamed with Ocala firefighters recently to save a kitten trapped in a storm drain.
The driver called 911 after watching the kitten slide into the drain after running across an Ocala roadway. Engine 4 from Ocala Fire Rescue arrived a short time later to find the approximately 5-week-old kitten inside the drain.
After removing the drainage gate, a firefighter descended into the drain. He was able to lure the kitten out of the pipe he’d started exploring and bring the furry animal back to safe ground. A few minutes later, the kitten also found a new home, as a bystander claimed him on site.