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Firefighters Free Trapped Kitten From 8 Hour Pipe Rescue

11/26/2011 08:02 AM ET

Firefighters Free Trapped Kitten - A kitten trapped several feet down in a plastic electrical pipe in El Cajon was freed today after an hours-long rescue effort, firefighters reported.

The black-and-white cat appeared to be OK after it was pulled free with a makeshift catch-pole. It was taken to a local shelter for medical attention.

Monica Zech, a spokeswoman for the city of El Cajon, said the kitten was first heard meowing at about 4 a.m. today at the southeast corner of Washington and Avocado avenues. A crew from Emergency Animal Rescue arrived and began trying to free it. Police officers and firefighters joined the effort.

The kitten was freed at about 11:45 a.m.

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