Street, police departments rescue kitten from sewerA nearly hour-and-a-half rescue mission by the Jamestown Police and Street Departments successfully brought about the rescue of a wild kitten on Thursday.
By: Brian Willhide, The Jamestown Sun
A nearly hour-and-a-half rescue mission by the Jamestown Police and Street Departments successfully brought about the rescue of a wild kitten on Thursday.
JPD Animal Control Officer Rebekah Johnson responded to a 12:49 p.m. call Thursday to 600 25th St. SW for a reported kitten stuck in a sewer drain just outside the Hong Kong Buffet restaurant.
After getting assistance from city Street Foreman Harold Sad and Assistant Street Foreman Stewart Greer, the local officials successfully pulled the kitten out from the sewer drain.
“We essentially created a giant Q-tip. We taped a blanket together and were able to push the little guy out to one side and bring him up,” Sad said.
Once brought up, Johnson placed the kitten in a kennel and brought him to Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop in Jamestown for further care and evaluation.
“He needed some shots and tests and so forth, so he’s in good care there and hopefully we can find the little guy a home,” she said.
Johnson said that particular area in southwest Jamestown where the kitten was recovered has been known for having “a large population” of wild kittens.
In the spirit of where he was found, Johnson temporarily named the kitten.
“We’re calling him Drano,” she said.
Sun reporter Brian Willhide can be reached at 701-952-8454 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org