SFD, 3G Plumbing rescue kitten trapped in sewer pipe


Contributed Picture: Christopher Archuleta with 3G Plumbing retains a kitten he assisted rescue out of a household sewer pipe. Archuleta adopted the kitten and took him residence.

By Jon Johnson

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SAFFORD – We’ve all read of firefighters rescuing cats from trees. But a feline rescue Friday night time was a very little bit diverse.

The Safford Fire Department and 3G Plumbing and Providers joined forces to preserve the lifetime of a kitten that had gotten stuck in a household sewer pipe.

The hearth department was dispatched at about 7 p.m. to a home in the 1100 block of 7th Avenue soon after residents thought they had a cat in the wall. 

Inhabitants tried to locate the kitten, which was wailing, for 11 hrs and enlisted the enable of the Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. After continue to not currently being equipped to discover the feline, the fireplace section was named. 

Contributed Image: Rescuers pose with the kitten just after a much more than four-hour rescue.

“We decided it couldn’t have been in the wall,” said Safford firefighter John Archuleta. “So, we acquired on the roof and we could listen to it in the vent pipe.”

John Archuleta explained they then referred to as 3G Plumbing – which his son, Christopher Archuleta operates for – to see if they could enable with the condition.   

In accordance to John Archuleta, the kitten had fallen in a thoroughly clean-out pipe that wasn’t capped. Clear-outs are places wherever plumbers and other folks can effortlessly get into sewer and septic tank pipes, usually to snake them thoroughly clean of debris.

Contributed Picture: Rescuers dig all over the evening to get to the sewer pipe to rescue the kitten.

“It experienced been in there quite a while,” John Archuleta mentioned. 

The plumbers with 3G Plumbing inserted a digital camera down the drainpipe and noticed the misplaced kitty. 

People, plumbers, firefighters, and extra then started to dig the region close to the sewer pipe. The plan was to minimize the pipe and coax the kitten out, nevertheless, the plumbers observed on their digital camera that the kitten experienced moved. 

So, the rest room was removed in the home and the plumbers nudged the kitten forward with their camera. After extra than four hours, the digital camera nudge and vision of light-weight have been plenty of, and the rescuers managed to totally free the kitten, who was then adopted by 3G Plumbing’s Christopher Archuleta. 

“I definitely like to thank 3G Plumbing,” John Archuleta stated. “They didn’t have to do what they did. We do what we do, but that is something we don’t have the means for. They came and volunteered their time and equipment to assistance.” 

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