AUSTIN, Texas — Firefighters have rescued five kittens from a storm drain in northwest Austin on Wednesday afternoon.

A passerby called 911 after they noticed what sounded like a cat crying for the past two days near Hardrock Canyon Apartments at 10300 Jollyville Rd.

The Austin Fire Department responded, and the caller directed crews to the storm drain.

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After air monitoring, a firefighter entered the drain hole, where he found five kittens, the Austin Fire Department said.

Crews built a “pseudo corral” with a 5-inch hose to keep the kittens safe.

The kittens were handed over to Animal Control Services.

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