North Myrtle Beach animal control officer rescues kitten from storm drain

North Myrtle Beach animal control officer rescues kitten from storm drain
Animal Control Officer Holly Downey holding the kitten. (Source: NMBDPS)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A kitten now has a new home after beings saved from a storm drain early Saturday morning in North Myrtle Beach.

City officials said Animal Control Officer Holly Downey made the save after the kitten was reportedly seen running across Highway 17 near the Coastal North Town Center on Friday. It eventually made its way into a storm drain gate in the area.

Downey said she tried several times to lure the kitten out on Friday, but it would move back into a more narrow part of the drain once she got close.

On Saturday morning, she set up a live trap with food inside the drain, hoping to lure the kitten in. Eventually, the trap worked - and the kitten was safely rescued from the drain without injuries.

Downey said the person who initially reported the kitten now wants to adopt the feline.

HERO'S WORKING HARD TODAY! Animal Control Officer Downey, with the assistance of B squad, rescued a sweet kitten that...

Posted by North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety on Saturday, July 11, 2020

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