HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Members of Horry County Fire Rescue came to the aid of a small four-legged friend on Wednesday.
According to a post on HCFR's Facebook page, investigators were traveling down El Bethel Road in Conway when they came upon a lady appearing to be in need of assistance.
When they stopped, they learned a cat was stuck in a nearby storm drain, according to the post.
Conway officials were sent to the scene to assist as well, and the animal was successfully rescued.
HCFR Battalion Chief John Fowler said the woman who firefighters first encountered is with Whiskers Animal Rescue and Sanctuary out of Loris.
"She was in the car and actually heard the cat meowing," Fowler said.
Firefighters turned the cat over to the woman after it was rescued from the storm drain, according to Fowler.