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.