A five-week-old kitten is receiving some TLC. Somehow, she managed to get stuck in a storm drain, and it took a whole team to get her out.
There's a lot of noise at the intersection of Prospect Street and Saint Lawrence Avenue in Saint Lawrence, Berks Co., but somehow, a little kitten trapped under a grate was heard.
"There was a gentleman out here to check for a gas leak, and he's the one who heard the kitty meowing," explained Lynn Hess. "It's nice to know people care."
The kitten's lucky streak continued because the storm drain is down the street from the Antietam Valley Animal Hospital.
"The police called this morning and said could we come down with some treats, some food, maybe a rabies pole to help get a kitten out of the drain," said Hess, who works at the animal hospital.
Hess said the kitten was still trapped.
"We came down and we couldn't get the pole down to the drain right, so we waited for them to get a back loader," said Hess.
Workers stepped in, and the team effort worked.
"They came, pulled the grate off, put the rabies pole in and captured him," said Hess.
The vet determined the kitten is a she.
"We got the kitten back to the hospital here," said Dr. Greg Godon. "We got her on heating pads now because she's quite cold."
The shivering kitty got a bath and was tested for feline leukemia and FIV. The wild kitten has a clean bill of health.
"Then we'll get it vaccinated, wormed and advertise it on our Web page," said Godon.
And the hospital staff gave her the name "Grate" because she was found underneath one.
"See if we find a home for it," said Godon. "Which I don't think will be too hard because the kitten is awfully cute."
Grate looked grateful.