Kitten saved from drain pipe in dramatic rescue

Volunteers and firefighters went to heroic lengths to save a weeks-old kitten from drowning Monday near St. Albans.

Dorella Tuckwiller, president and founder of local animal rescue group Itty Bitty Kitty Committee,  put her own health at risk to save this tiny kitten’s life.
Tuckwiller crawled head-first into a storm drain pipe beneath a Virginia Avenue driveway and retrieved the barely breathing kitten. A small crowd cheered as West Side volunteer firefighter Galeena Wileman pulled Tuckwiller from the pipe by a rope tied to her ankle and Tuckwiller held the wet, shivering creature in her hand. (More info at: wvgazettemail)

 

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Dorella Tuckwiller, holding the tiny kitten she saved. 

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Credits: Charleston Gazette-Mail