Monday, June 9, 2008

Kitten Saved by Vacuum Cleaner

A fire crew in Dunbar, East Lothian, rescued a kitten using a vacuum cleaner. The six-hour-old kitten was trapped in a drain. To get the kitten out, the fire crew used a vibrascope camera to locate the kitten then attached a sock to the end of a vacuum cleaner hose in order to extract the animal.

Props to the BBC for reporting this little gem of a story. No one wants to read about cute, fuzzy animals dying in drains on a Monday morning.

P.S. Personally this is delightful news considering my own vacuum owes of the weekend. In desperate need of a vacuum, but unwilling to pay $600 for one, I exchanged a pan of brownies for an old vacuum that belonged to an acquaintance. The vacuum did NOT work even after I tried to fix it. I am glad that somewhere in the world there is working vacuum being put to good use.

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