Officer rescues kitten from storm drain

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HARTFORD, CT  — An 8-week-old kitten was pulled from the depths of a storm drain in Hartford, thanks to Hartford police.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley posted pictures and video to his Twitter account, CNN affiliate WFSB reported.

He said K9 officer and dive team member Holly Donahue lowered herself into the sewer on Monday night.

Officer Donahue descends into the storm drain (Hartford Police Department)

Officer Donahue descends into the storm drain (Hartford Police Department)

In the video, the kitten can be heard frantically meowing.

Police said they had to remove a storm drain grate and a manhole cover to rescue the animal.

Donahue, clad in her Mustang Dry Suit, eventually hoisted the kitten to safety. It appeared to be unhurt but it appears to be a stray.

"Duckling" the kitten after being rescued from the storm drain (Hartford Police Department)

“Duckling” the kitten after being rescued from  storm drain (Hartford Police Department)

Foley said the police department plans to release more information later Tuesday about the kitten’s condition and potential adoption options.