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Kitten rescued from storm drain in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) --- A kitten has a new home today after being found in a storm drain on North High Point Road.

It started August 17th, when officials were alerted that a kitten was in a sewer drain on the road.

West District police tried luring the kitten up a blanket, but had no luck.

On the 18th, animal service workers from Public Health tried to use live traps, but still no luck.

That day an off-duty officer with his family returned to the drain along with the City of Madison Engineering team. 

With rain in the forecast Monday, the rescue became urgent.

That same officer and his family again returned with the engineering team with a net, board, gloves and were able to rescue the animal.

The officer's daughter named the kitten Bane, after the character in Batman who lives in the sewer.

Bane, the kitten, was taken to Dane County Humane Society where they found him healthy and  ready for adoption.

The Madison Police officer sent a letter of thanks to the City Engineering leaders to thank them for having wonderful dedicated employees.


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