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Police Rescue Kitten From Storm Drain

Meet Duckling, the kitten rescued by a Hartford Police officer after getting trapped in a storm drain during Monday’s heavy downpour. She survived and will soon be up for adoption. (Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015)

Hartford police made an adorable rescue during the storms on Monday night when they saved a little kitten from a storm drain.

The stray kitten, now named Duckling, appears to have been swept away by the heavy rain and got stuck in the storm drain. 

She is now at the New England Veterinary Center in Windsor and will be available for adoption soon.

For now, the vets are calling her Duckling because of the noise she makes. 

"She’s a little bit worn out, but otherwise looks good," Dr. Adam Porter, of the New England Veterinary Center and Cancer Care, said. "She’s making these almost like quacking sounds as she cries."

Police said they removed the drain grate and manhole cover and the animal control officer helped to rescue the kitten, which is believed to be between six and eight weeks old.

K9 officer and dive team member Holly Donahue went into the drain to assist with the rescue.

The kitten has some minor respiratory issues because of the water, but should be available to adopt in the next week or two.  

Learn more about Hartford Animal Control and how to reach the department here