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Firefighters Rescue Kitten With Leaf Blower (Video)

Firefighters Rescue Kitten With Leaf Blower (Video)


Firefighters in Branchland, W. Va., came up with an unorthodox plan to rescue a small kitten that fell down a pipe at their fire station. The group used a leaf blower to propel the kitten to safety.

Volunteer firefighter Brandon Davis caught the rescue mission on video and it has “gone viral” on YouTube.

He noted that the 4-week-old kitten was stuck in the pipe and  the firefighters feared it might die if they didn’t act quickly. They decided to free the animal by shooting air into the opposite end of the pipe with the leaf blower.

Some viewers objected to the method used by the firefighters, but Davis reassured everyone that the kitten was startled, but unharmed by the maneuver.

The adorable little cat was adopted by one of the firefighters.

Photo from Creative Commons Star5112 via flickr.

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5:50PM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

I think an appropriate name for the surprised little kitten would be Poppy.

5:41PM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

Ha ha the way it's worded sounds like the KITTEN was wielding the leaf blower - what a menace would he grow up to be!

6:07AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:17AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Awww ^^

6:49PM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

One lucky kittie!

11:50AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Bravo! Very creative.

3:00AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

N&S;nice to c the good that comes when we choose the lesser of two evils;good deads will not soon be forgotten by this little fur ball.

2:16PM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

Cheers to the gents at the firestation for thinking of a way to get that adorable baby out of that small pipe, the kitten will love its new human for the rest of its life.

6:07AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

What a creative solution! Bravo for saving the kitten. I'm surprised it was small enough to fit into that piping.

3:25PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011


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