Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A New York City Police Department detective helped rescue a tiny kitten trapped in a sewer pipe on Wednesday.
NYPD Special Ops shared a photo of Det. Brian Hirsch standing in waist-deep water while lifting the small, white kitten out of the drain.
"Det Hirsch is feline good this morning after climbing down a storm drain & rescuing a trapped kitten," police said.
Officers were called to rescue the stranded kitten at about at 8:30 a.m. after a pedestrian reported hearing a cat crying in the area, WABC reported.
Police believe the kitten was swept into the sewer during storms Tuesday night.
It took Hirsch about 45 minutes to coax the kitten close enough for him to grab it and return the young cat to its owner who was waiting at the scene.