4 kittens rescued from Hamden storm drain

WTNH/Keith Porter
WTNH/Keith Porter


HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Four kittens that were trapped in a storm drain on the Quinnipiac University campus have been rescued and will soon be up for adoption.

Photo provided by Hamden Police
Photo provided by Hamden Police

On Tuesday morning, Assistant Animal Control Officer Steven Gimler got a message from Quinnipiac Public Safety, telling him that several kittens were trapped in a storm drain on campus. Gilmer responded and was able to rescue two of the kittens.

With rain on the way, police were worried the storm drain would flood with the other two cats still trapped. Police contacted Hamden Public Works and got seven sand bags to put in the drain.

Super Paws Rescue Inc., a local animal rescue group, also responded and set up a plastic tarp to prevent flooding.

WTNH/Keith Porter
WTNH/Keith Porter

Finally, after hours of rain, the two remaining kittens walked into netting that AACO Gimler was holding. The mom, however, ran away. The rescue group is still trying to get her.

The 5 names are Quinn, Bobbie, Storm, Rain and Piper. Super Paws says the four kittens have ring worm and are being treated. Once they are back in good health, they will be available for adoption.

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