Firemen Rescue Flushed Kitten

Three-year-old Alannah Merleto of Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia flushes a lot of things down the toilet, as some children do, but her two-day-old kitten was the worst thing she could flush.
Mum Ammie Croft called in the cavalry to her Baulkham Hills home after not being able to find the fourth kitten in a newly-born litter.

""I asked Alannah if she knew where he was and she said 'down the toilet'," Ms Crofts said. "I didn't believe it could be true. I thought, 'she can't have put the kitten down the toilet'." A whimper from the pipes confirmed her fears.

Complete with rescue equipment used in the 1989 Newcastle earthquake disaster, the NSW Fire Brigade arrived and began their quest.

The rescue crew found the kitten by putting a camera down the pipe, and pushed the kitten to an access valve. The eight firefighters worked for five hours to free the kitten. The kitten was reunited with his mother Pusska and was renamed Cain after the firefighter who pulled him from the drain. Link -via Buzzfeed

(Image credit: Brad Hunter)

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I read all the comments on the original article at the link... seems that the majority of the locals think that it's normal/understandable that a 3-year-old would flush any number of random things down a toilet. Seriously? I don't have kids, but none of my friends with kids have ever mentioned theirs flushing anything down a toilet, living or otherwise. WTF is wrong with those people down under??
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Stupid kid.
I agree with people, kids can treat their pets like crap. They should be taught to treat any pet with love and respect. Just like anybody/anything.
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