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Firefighters Save Kitten From Sewer In South L.A.

Photo of kitten courtesy of Santé D'Or
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Time for your daily dose of adorbs. This morning in South L.A., two firefighters rescued a kitten from a sewer after the animal had been trapped there for several days.

According to City News Service, a resident flagged down Axcel Mannoury and Brian Preston at about 1:15 a.m. near the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 83rd Street to let them know that the kitten had been stuck there and crying.

Scott Lane of Loudlabs News, who was present at the rescue, said that the officers called in firefighters after chasing the kitten for about 30 minutes. When firefighters arrived on the scene, it was another hour before the little animal was captured.

"[The kitten] was going back and forth," said Lane. "Somebody had an old hamburger with them, and one fireman stayed in the hole and when it came out to grab the hamburger and he did a little finessing and grabbed it."

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NBC Los Angeles reports that the kitten wound up in the back of one of the officer's patrol cars, and Officer Mannoury then decided to adopt the little guy.