Suffolk County Police Department officer Michael Viruet wiggled down into the drain and was able to snag the soaked kitten with a long net pole after several minutes of trying, authorities said.
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Viruet is assigned to the Emergency Services Unit.
The kitten could possibly be heard meowing on video of the rescue that was recorded by a local news crew.
“Oh, he’s so little,” a woman could be heard saying.
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The kitten’s reversal in fortune continued when it had been adopted by way of a person with a home on the market, The Associated Press reported.
The Associated Press contributed for this report.