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Kitten rescued from Lincoln statue

Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

CLERMONT, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rescuers in Florida said they drilled a hold in an Abraham Lincoln statue to free a 3-week-old kitten that somehow became trapped inside the monument.

The local Humane Society and Minneola Fire Department said they drilled a hole in the Lincoln statue Sunday afternoon at the President's Hall of Fame in Clermont and a firefighter climbed inside to rescue the kitten, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Monday.

The Humane Society said the cat was dehydrated and hungry. The feline is being cared for by a veterinarian until it is well enough to be adopted, the rescuers said.

A curator at the President's Hall of Fame said the museum is hoping to adopt the cat and name him Abe.

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