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First re­spon­ders, public works crew res­cue cat trapped in storm drain

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There’s no place like home.

The West Vin­cent Po­lice Depart­ment re­ceived a call Mon­day at 2 p.m. about a cat stuck in a storm drain in the Weather­stone De­vel­op­ment near the Hen­ri­etta Hankin Li­brary at 215 Windgate Drive.

Po­lice of­fi­cers were as­sisted by Lud­wigs Cor­ner Fire Chief Richard Hahn and the town­ship public works depart­ment per­son­nel who worked to re­move the storm grate. A West Vin­cent po­lice of­fi­cer went down into the storm drain to re­move the cat. The cat was un­harmed and re­turned to its owner.

West Vin­cent Po­lice Chief Michael Swininger said that the cat had been miss­ing for a few days be­fore then. The cat owner and a few other res­i­dents were on the scene when the cat was re­trieved.

“It was great com­mu­nity team­work by all,” Swininger said. He added that they were all pleased to have a happy out­come for the cat owner and the cat.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

West Vin­cent po­lice of­fi­cers were as­sisted by Lud­wigs Cor­ner Fire Chief Richard Hahn and the town­ship public works depart­ment per­son­nel who res­cued a cat that was trapped in a storm drain Mon­day.

The cat owner and sev­eral res­i­dents were present when the cat was res­cued.

Au­thor­i­ties res­cued a cat that was trapped in a storm drain.

The un­harmed cat was re­turned to the cat owner.

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