Thanks go out to the Lexington, Virginia Police Department and the Lexington Fire Department for their assistance in the rescue of a cat whose head became trapped in a storm drain.
The call went out Sunday on Maple Lane. The Lexington Fire Department was quickly called in to remove the upper grate portion of the drain to better access the injured cat.
The joint effort to free the poor kitty expanded to Animal Control Officer Deputy Higgins and a local veterinarian clinic. The cat was transported to the Edgewater Animal Hospital in Buena Vista for an exam and further treatment. He was extricated from the grate.
“After arriving on scene, members from the fire department quickly went to work removing the upper grate portion from the drain in an attempt to better access and assist the injured animal. Through a joint effort involving assistance from area residents, ACO Deputy Higgins, and local veterinary staff, the traumatized animal was successfully removed from the grate.” – Lexington Police Department on FB
No information is available at this time as to whether the injured kitty has an owner or what plan is in place if the cat is a stray.