Deputies rescue kitten stuck in drain pipe

A kitten saved from danger has a new home thanks to the Union County Sheriff's Office and first responders.

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- First responders rescued a kitten stuck inside a utility pole close to an Indian Trail Business.

The Union County Sheriff's Deputies along with Firefighters from Hemby Bridge Volunteer Fire Department answered the call to save the young cat trapped inside the pole unable to free herself.

"It was so awesome for the team to come together to be able to use that equipment and get this cat out." said Lynn Yow, Union County Sheriff's Animal Services Director.

"To care for her and see her grow up into a wonderful cat. That's our hope for today. That's what we want to see here today for Electra."

The rescue team named the cat 'Electra' and shared her story on Facebook. As the doors opened to the shelter, Mary Lou Talleson came to adopt little 'Electra' Friday afternoon.

"Oh, she's adorable," Mary Lou said. "I think I found my cat."

The Union County Sheriff's Office has other pets available for adoption, 26 in all including kittens.

For Yow, saving the life of a helpless creature and seeing it find a good home is a victory his team will cherish.

"Rescues always stay with us are at the top of our list and hold a special place in our hearts. That is always a positive for us to find homes for animals."

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