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    Students noticed the kittens and the mother yesterday, but we're unable to get anybody to rescue them until today. The cats will all be up for adoption in about six weeks. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016)

    Four kittens that were stuck in a storm drain at Quinnipiac University have been reunited with their mother and will be available for adoption.

    Jen, a student, said a group of people were trying to help get the kittens from the storm drain on campus Monday and the kitten rescue continued the next day. 

    Jen said Hamden police and fire told the students that they were "too busy" to respond Monday night.

    A Quinnipiac University spokesman told NBC Connecticut that school workers opened the storm drain grate and got the kittens out on Monday but the kittens went back inside shortly after. School officials said the kittens were not trapped and could come and go as they please.

    Rescue group Super Paws Rescue Inc. told NBC Connecticut a student reached out to them Tuesday morning and that they were looking into the situation.

    Police said the assistant animal control officer received a message at 7 a.m. Tuesday university public safety staff, responded and rescued two of the kittens. 

    Because of rain, police contacted public works crews to obtain sand bags to keep the storm drains from flooding. Super Paws Rescue also provided a tarp and university staff set up a canopy over the storm drain.

    A local contractor brought a camera to place into the drain and the two other kittens walked into netting and were rescued.

    The kittens are at Super Paws in Fairfield and will be checked out and spayed or neutered. They will likely be available in five to six weeks. For information, call 203-578-6396.

    On Wednesday, school officials said the mother cat was reuinited with the kittens at SuperPaws. 

    See more pets available at Super Paws here.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.