Kitten saved from drowning thanks to NC 4-year-old

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CLAYTON, N.C. — A 4-year-old in Clayton saved a kitten from drowning in a storm drain Monday morning, according to WNCN.

Sarah Tolley told WNCN that she and her son Camden were walking to his pre-school around 9 a.m. when he heard the faint cries of a kitten.

They realized the kitten was stuck in a storm drain in front of Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and asked a teacher to call police.

An animal control officer and two firefighters helped rescue the kitten.

Firefighters removed the drain covers and one climbed down into the drain to coax the kitten out.

Eventually, the kitten was brought to safety.

Now the animal control officer is working with local rescue organizations to find the kitten a home.