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It takes teamwork to save kitten from Clayton storm drain

Posted November 9, 2015

— A student, a teacher, animal control officers and firefighters combined efforts on a rainy Monday morning to rescue a kitten from a Clayton storm drain.

Sara Tolley and her son, 4-year-old son Camden, heard the kitten's cries as they walked to his preschool at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church.

Camden asked his teacher to call police. Clayton Animal Control Officer Angela Lee responded to the call and knew she needed the help of the Town of Clayton Fire Department.

It took two firefighters, Daryle Harris and Mitch Boyette, to climb into the drain and coax the kitten free.
"Somebody had a bad day," Lee laughed as she snuggled the kitten in a warm blanket. She said Animals Services would attempt to find a home for it.
Lee credited Camden's sharp ears with saving the kitten's life. With steady rain forecast throughout the day, that drain would likely have filled with water.
Story and video courtesy the Town of Clayton

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  • Lynn Brearley Nov 9, 2015
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    Nice story, poor baby a happy ending for a change :)

  • Mike Hill Nov 9, 2015
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    I have a suggestion for a name: "Stormy." Kudo's to that young man's youthful ears.

  • Cindy Engle Nov 9, 2015
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    Did anyone adopt the kitty?

  • Sonja Yagel Nov 9, 2015
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    For once a good ending to a story. I hope the kitten will find a loving, forever home. Thanks everyone for making a rainy Monday a little bit brighter.