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It’s draining cats! Tiny kitten rescued after falling into drain - two stories high!

PUBLISHED: 15:27 03 August 2017

Jill Sanders poses with Ace and the firemen that helped save the kitten Picture: RSPCA

Jill Sanders poses with Ace and the firemen that helped save the kitten Picture: RSPCA

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The RSPCA and the Fire Brigade came to the aid of a tiny kitten who needed rescuing after finding herself in a rather unfortunate situation.

Firemen attempt to rescue Ace who found herself caught in a drain Picture: RSPCAFiremen attempt to rescue Ace who found herself caught in a drain Picture: RSPCA

The kitten, who has been nicknamed Ace, managed to slip her way into a drain two stories high at an office in Cumberland Park, Willesden on July 27.

RSPCA animal collection officer, Jill Sanders, first on the scene, realised when she arrived that the rescue would not be as straightforward as she thought.

“The poor kitten has slipped down into the drain, which you couldn’t get to from outside the building. I knew I’d need the assistance of the fire service then, and a fantastic team came out to help me rescue the poor puss,” she said.

“The fire service advised that the only chance of getting the kitten out would be to gently flush the kitten down the drain with the fire hose on a low pressure, and have someone ready in the drain in the ground outside the building, ready to catch her. Sure enough, the kitten came sliding down into my hands, completely unharmed, although a little bit confused!”

Ace is now recovering at  RSPCA's Putney Animal Hospital and is looking for a new home Picture: RSPCAAce is now recovering at RSPCA's Putney Animal Hospital and is looking for a new home Picture: RSPCA

The four week old kitten has been taken to the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital and is now looking for a new home.

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