Kitten Rescued From Broken Fire Hydrant

Posted at 5:19 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 05:19:47-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Louisville Water employees Chad Harper and Jimmy Stone normally spend their days helping to maintain the company’s 24,000 public fire hydrants, but on Tuesday it was a different situation. WAVE 3 News is reporting that when Harper was called to repair a broken hydrant, he looked into the hole where a hydrant once stood and in its place was an orange tabby kitten. The kitten was trapped five feet below the surface, at the bottom of the hydrant.Harper and Stone called for help from Louisville Metro Animal Services. It took about 10 minutes, but they were able to use a special tool and rescue the kitten. This team has worked on hydrants for years and has found some unusual things before, but tells WAVE 3 News they have never found a kitten.The kitten will be up for adoption through Louisville Metro Animal Services, according to a Louisville Water spokeswoman.Check out this amazing video of the rescue: