2 firefighters rescue kitten from underground sewer near San Antonio elementary school

4-week-old kitten adopted and named ‘Stormy’

Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department kitten rescue (Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department)

SAN ANTONIO – Two volunteer firefighters from the Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department went underground to rescue a 4-week-old kitten Sunday afternoon.

According to Kenneth Jarvis, a spokesperson for the department, a person called to report a kitten meowing but “since no one was there when we arrived we had to guess that the animal was in this sewer. A firefighter went in to have a look around.”

Jarvis told KSAT the one-pound kitten was in a sewer behind Kinder Ranch Elementary and that the kitten had traveled underground towards Bulverde Road.

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Two firefighters had to go into the sewer to rescue the kitten, Jarvis said. “One has to hold the flashlight and the other has to manage the animal.”

Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department (Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department)

The firefighters gave the kitten to a neighbor in the area, according to Jarvis. That person then took the kitten to a shelter where it was determined to be a boy.

The neighbor who took the kitten to the shelter decided to adopt him and name him Stormy. “He has had his first deworming dose, been bottle-fed and is now napping in his kitty house on a heating pad with little stuffed bunny. He has a forever, loving home,” the neighbor told Jarvis.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.