Girl Saves Kitten in Drain After Firefighters Couldn't Fit

Being 6 years old pays off
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 28, 2015 7:27 PM CDT
Janeysha Cruz, Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Usdin, and the rescued kitten.   (Brett J. Fassnacht)

(Newser) – Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl proved to be just the right size. Lancaster Township firefighters responded when the girl, Janeysha Cruz, and her friends saw the trapped kitten Tuesday afternoon. The girl's mother called 911 and then gave firefighters permission to lower the kindergartner nearly 3 feet down into the drain, which was too small for the firefighters to enter.

The girl was able to coax the kitten to come to her and handed it to the firefighters. The fire department reported the incident on its Facebook page, along with a picture of Janeysha, Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Usdin, and the kitten. The rescued kitten is being evaluated at an animal shelter and will stay there until it's adopted.

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