Firefighters free cat from storm drain using dish soap

By Daniel Uria
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WINCHENDON, Mass., July 15 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Massachusetts turned to dish soap to help rescue a cat that had become stuck in a storm drain.

Winchendon Fire Department shared photos of the one-year-old cat that was dangling below the grate, with its head stuck in one of the holes.


"When we arrived the cat was barely breathing and moving as she was hanging from the grate," they wrote.

Two firefighters removed the grate and placed it upright to allow the cat to breathe and used the dish soap as they began to work on getting its head loose.

"When the owner arrived we had him get some dish soap from his house and we applied it around the cats neck, we slowly worked his head back into the grate and within a couple minutes we freed the cat," the department wrote.

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