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Kitten Rescued from Pipe in Madison County

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MADISON COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Animal rescue and fire crews pulled a kitten out of a pipe in Madison County Thursday.

A family was trying to get money out of an ATM Thursday afternoon when they heard meowing coming from a pipe nearby. Inside was a 6-week-old cat who had wandered off and gotten stuck.

After the family called, the fire department and rescue crews came to the scene across from the Food Lion in Madison and used a hose-like object to get the 1.2-pound kitten out.

Now the cat, called Piper, is safe at the Madison County Animal Shelter.

"He meowed constantly from the time I got there. He did quiet down a little bit but when you started talking to him he started meowing again, so we knew that he was still with us and that he just wanted to get out as much as we wanted him to get out,” said animal control officer Annette Dodson.

Piper will be staying at the shelter for a little while for observation to ensure he's healthy. Then he'll be up for adoption, and the shelter's already getting some interest in him.

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