CUPERTINO (CBS SF) – Firefighters rescued a tiny kitten stuck in a storage drain in Cupertino, Tuesday morning.
A woman was walking with her son in the area of Chelmsford Drive and Bollinger Road at 9:22 a.m. when she heard meowing, and looked down into the storm drain to see a tiny orange and white calico.READ MORE: UPDATE: Air Attack, Calming Winds Aid Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near Big Sur; Containment Grows To 25 Percent
Deputies arrived to the scene with Santa Clara County firefighters to lift the heavy metal lid on the drain, which leads into Saratoga Creek. A deputy then hopped into the drain and was able to rescue the kitten.
According to a Twitter post, “Deputy Christian was able to safely rescue the kitten,” from the storage drain.
The creature may have gotten in there to try to stay dry.READ MORE: Deadly Hit-And Run Marks Sixth Pedestrian Fatality in San Jose in 3 Weeks
“When it does rain, cats like to kind of get underneath any sort of shelter or underneath cars,” Deputy Michael Low said.
The kitten looked to be about 6 weeks old.
Rescuers said it will go a South Bay animal hospital for food and on to San Jose Animal Care and Services.MORE NEWS: Wild Fan Celebration Erupts Following San Francisco 49ers Last-Second Playoff Win
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