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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. 

 Animal Control Officer Darryl Hooker goes into the storm drain to save a calico kitten Tuesday. Fire Marshall Hal Lowder monitors the rescue with Travis Faulk and Mark Coleman of the city’s Public Works Department.

Animal Control Officer Darryl Hooker goes into the storm drain to save a calico kitten Tuesday. Fire Marshall Hal Lowder monitors the rescue with Travis Faulk and Mark Coleman of the city’s Public Works Department.

Stuart Rogers