A tiny kitten found itself trapped 6-feet below ground in a residential sewer. The kitten was living with its mother and siblings in a house that was undergoing renovations near Morristown, New Jersey when it found its way into an open pipe in the basement. That pipe was a vertical pipe that led straight into the house's sewer pipe. The homeowners heard the kitten's cries and called the local Mendham, New Jersey Fire Department for help. The fire & rescue team then called Roto-Rooter for assistance. The Roto-Rooter team of Matt Lowry and Matt Mendoza came equipped with powerful video camera snakes. They fed the camera snake into the pipe and found the kitten's location. Using a radio beacon in the camera's head, the Roto-Rooter technicians were able to pinpoint the kitten's exact location underground. They dug down to the pipe, cut it open, and freed the kitten.
The entire ordeal took more than three hours in the dark with light rain coming down. The homeowner decided to adopt the kitten and they named it "Stucky" since it had been stuck inside a pipe.
Roto-Rooter has rescued many kittens, puppies, and other pets for free. It's our way of giving back to the communities that have made us North America's largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services. To learn more about Roto-Rooter's Pet Rescue Program, please visit: https://www.rotorooter.com/petrescues/