MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Fire Rescue did a good deed Sunday morning and has been left with a tiny problem as a result; a tiny, furry problem.

Reports of squealing in a storm drain brought firefighters and paramedics to NW 5th street and 7th avenue about 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

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The noise made it easy to find the trapped victim. Somehow, a kitten had fallen into the narrow drain, a perfect job for the department’s Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue teams.


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Someone had to go after kitty, and after setting up special equipment to keep firefighters safe, rescue operations began. It took the teams 45 minutes, but in the end, they recovered a small male cat. No momma. No owner. No more nine lives, because the kitten used one up Sunday morning.

Firefighters would like to keep it to just one. They took the cat back to the fire station for a bath and a meal, but the arrangement is just temporary. What they really need is someone to take on the job full time, to feed it and keep it away from dangerous drains.

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If you’re interested, there’s a firehouse who’d like to meet you at Station 6, 701 NW 36th street in Miami.