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Cat-astrophe averted: Long Island police free kitten from storm drain

The kitten’s reversal in fortune continued when it was adopted by a local resident.
Credit: AP
In this image provided by the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department, a kitten is held after it was rescued from a storm drain Friday in Terryville, N.Y.

TERRYVILLE, N.Y. — Only eight lives left for this New York cat.

Police on Long Island rescued a kitten Friday that fell into a storm drain in Terryville.

A 911 caller spotted the animal about 6 p.m., and Officer Michael Viruet of the Suffolk County Police Department climbed into the drain and brought the kitten to safety.

The kitten’s reversal in fortune continued when it was adopted by a local resident.

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