Team effort rescues kitten
By Jefferson Weaver, The News Reporter
It wasn’t a cat in a tree, but a kitten in a storm drain that needed a team effort by several Whiteville departments Tuesday, June 5.
Whiteville Animal Control Officer Darryl Hooker was called to Lee Street across from Whiteville High School to investigate a kitten in a storm drain. It’s not known how the approximately two month old calico ended up in the drain, but she was out of reach and could not be coaxed out..
Hooker called on other city departments for assistance, and with the help of Public Works, the City Fire Marshall’s office, and Whiteville Police, the grate was lifted off the drain and the kitten rescued.
The kitten was taken to the county shelter.