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Roto-Rooter Plumber Heroically Saves Helpless Kitten Trapped in Drain

Sacramento plumber Mike Jennings was able to free a trapped kitten in 10 minutes.


October 4, 2016

Mike Jennings and Stormy.

Friday September 23, started as any other evening for Roto-Rooter assistant manager Mike Jennings.

He had just finished an estimate for a water heater repair in the Citrus Heights community of Crosswoods. On his way into the job, he had noticed several Sacramento Metro Fire units and Citrus Heights police cars parked on the main road of the intersection between Auburn Boulevard and Crosswoods Parkway. After leaving the job an hour later and noticing the fire units and police still on the scene, Jennings decided to take a closer look.

Arriving at the scene, Jennings noticed that the police and firemen were working on the storm drain and manhole. When Jennings approached and asked what was happening, a fireman informed him that there was a trapped kitten that they had been working to free for close to three hours.

Jennings immediately let them know he could help and quickly sprung to action.

Utilizing his sewer camera, Jennings was able to locate and rescue the trapped kitten in roughly 10 minutes time.

Seeing that the kitten was fine, the crowd that had been gathering around cheered.

According to Citrus Heights Crime Watch, one of the policemen reporting to the scene will be adopting the kitten and naming the cat Stormy.

Police and Firefighters had been working for an hour, but Jennings was able to free the kitty in short order.

"I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time as well as having access to the training and knowledge afforded to me by working at Roto-Rooter," says Jennings. "Utilizing the skills and equipment I use every day at work, I was just happy that I was able to rescue the kitten and so quickly."

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