Kitten rescued from storm drain newest member of central Illinois police department

Midwest

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (NewsNation Now) — A police officer rescued a kitten stuck in a storm drain in central Illinois, and now the fluffy gray tabby is the “newest member” of the force.

A Facebook post from the Champaign Police Department says it received several reports of a stray kitten stuck in a storm drain, NewsNation affiliate WCIA reported.

“Officer McElwee showed up, crawled down into the drain and was able to rescue the kitten,” the post stated. “She used toys to help get the kitten to trust and come to her, and now she has a new pet!”

NewsNation affiliate WCIA contributed to this report.

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