Madera police, city rescue kitten trapped in drain pipe

MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Madera police are often called to help residents, but on Tuesday, one officer got to be the hero on a very different kind of mission - rescuing a trapped kitten.

According to the police department, the kitten was stuck under a roadway in a drain pipe.

When Animal Control Officer Mayorga was called in, he and the public works department worked together to free the scared little animal.

The public works employee used a drain snake tool to safely move the kitten from the center of the road to a storm drain where Mayorga could get a hold of it.

The police department says the resident who called for help about the kitten asked to take ownership of it.

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