‘Quite the rescue’: Victoria firefighters free cat from drain pipe

‘Quite the rescue’: Victoria firefighters free cat from drain pipe
City of Victoria
Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department ended up rescuing this cat — named Willow — that wandered into and then got stuck inside a basement drain pipe in the early morning hours on Jan. 12.

It was the purrfect outcome for a Victoria cat that managed to get stuck inside a drainage pipe.

Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department ended up rescuing a cat — named Willow — that wandered into and then got stuck inside a basement drain pipe in the early morning hours on Jan. 12.

VFD battalion chief Doug Carey told CHEK News Willow was stuck approximately two metres down the pipe and could be heard meowing when crews arrived.

“It was quite the rescue,” he said.

Firefighters used a jackhammer that the homeowner just happened to have in order to cut through six inches of concrete flooring.

“They were only expecting to have to cut through about two inches of concrete, but instead the floor was inch inches thick,” said Carey.

Once they were able to locate the pipe, the homeowner provided them with a borescope, allowing crews to find the exact position of Willow.

Crews then cut through the pipe and pulled Willow to safety.

“It was a great outcome,” said Carey, adding that Willow had some small scrapes but wasn’t seriously hurt.

Willow is reportedly doing just fine.

Willow is doing just fine after being rescued from a basement drainage pipe earlier this week. (City of Victoria/Twitter)

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