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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Maggie W.
Maggie W.4 months ago

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

Karen F.
Karen F.4 months ago

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!

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Nicole Pauline Sedkowski
Nicole Sedkowski2 years ago

Awww ^^

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

One lucky kittie!

KrassiAWAY B.
Krasimira B.4 years ago

Bravo! Very creative.

janet w.
janet w.4 years ago

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.

Evelyn U.
Evelyn Uretsky4 years ago

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.

Ally T.
A T.4 years ago

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

Sheri P.
Sheri P.4 years ago