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Six-year-old girl helps rescue kitten from storm drain

In this May 26, 2015 photo, Lancaster Township Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Usdin, left, holds the kitten that was rescued with the help of 6-year-old Janeysha Cruz in Lancaster, Pa. Firefighters were too big to rescue the kitten from a storm drain, so with the permission of Cruz's mother, they lowered the kindergartner nearly 3 feet into the storm drain to coax the kitten out.
Image Credit: Brett J. Fassnacht/Lancaster Township Fire Department via AP
May 29, 2015 - 7:00 AM

LANCASTER, Pa. - Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl's size proved to be just right.

Lancaster Township firefighters responded when the girl, Janeysha Cruz, and her friends saw the trapped kitten Tuesday afternoon.

The girl's mother called 911 and then gave firefighters permission to lower the kindergartner nearly 3 feet down into the drain, which was too small for the firefighters to enter. The girl was able to coax the kitten to come to her and handed it to the firefighters.

The Fire Department reported the incident on its Facebook page, along with a picture of Janeysha, Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Usdin and the kitten.

News from © The Associated Press, 2015
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