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Kitten, stuck in hole, draws multi-agency rescue team in El Cajon

November 24, 2011 |  1:54 pm

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It must have been a strange sight Thanksgiving morning for motorists passing the busy intersection of Washington and Avocado avenues in El Cajon.

Police officers, firefighters and animal rescue workers were staring down a hole in the ground. Several feet below, a scared kitten, trapped in some electrical plastic pipe, was meowing frantically.

How it got down there was a mystery. Who might own the kitten was also unknown.

After several hours and several strategies, the animal was finally dislodged. Next stop: the El Cajon animal shelter for an examination and possible adoption.

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Photos: At top, rescuers from El Cajon Police, Heartland Fire & Rescue and non-profit Emergency Animal Rescue work to remove a stuck kitten. At bottom, Jan Pickton of Emergency Animal Rescue holds the rescued feline. Credit: Jim Redman / El Cajon Police Department        

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