Tiny Tampa Tabby Saved by Men in Blue

 |  Sep 23rd 2010  |   9 Contributions


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In Tampa, FL, yesterday, the plaintive cries of a kitten in distress prompted residents to call the Police Department. The tiny tabby kitten was stuck inside a storm drain 9 feet below the roadway at Lake Ave. and 22nd Street.

Officers Colin McCoy and Aaron Campbell arrived and found the kitten clinging to a thin ledge just inches from the water.

Try as they might, they couldn't get any other agency to help, so they borrowed a rope and bucket from a neighbor, baited the bucket with cat food, and lowered it into the hole. Within minutes, the kitten had jumped into the bucket, and the officers were pulling her to safety.

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McCoy and Campbell (in photo, above) took the kitten to a veterinarian where she got a clean bill of health and a happy ending -- someone in the vet's office agreed to give her a furever home.

[SOURCE: Tampa Bay Online]

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