Rushing water and falling rain couldn’t stop one brave volunteer from crawling into a storm drain in West Virginia and rescuing a drowning kitten.
Dorella Tuckwiller, president of of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, crawled head-first into a storm drain pipe located underneath a driveway in order to rescue a barely-breathing kitten, the Laughing Squid reports. It was raining at the time and the water level in the drain pipe was quickly rising.
Video footage shows a fire crew member pull Tuckwiller out of the storm pipe by her waist with a rope. As Tuckwiller stands, cheers from the onlooking crowd erupt as she passes the tiny kitten to emergency workers.
After the heroic incident, Tuckwiller spoke to the Charleston Gazette, saying she was very frightened for the safety of the kitten.
“My biggest fear was I was going to lose him,” Tuckwiller said. “If I had dropped him… that was my biggest fear was not being able to hold him above the water and dropping him. I don’t climb in stormRead More »from Volunteer braves rushing water to rescue tiny kitten from storm drain