FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield animal rescue group has taken in four kittens who were discovered in a storm drain Tuesday morning on the Quinnipiac University campus in Hamden.
Hamden Police Department Animal Control Division Officer Steven Gimler received a message about the kittens' dire circumstances at around 7 a.m. from the university's Department of Public Safety division, according to Hamden police.
He immediately responded and retrieved two of the four kittens from the storm drain, said police.
Because rain was expected, police brought in Hamden Public Works personnel to place sand bags to prevent the storm drain from flooding, said police.
Seven sand bags were placed around the drain, while animal rescue group Super Paws Rescue Inc., of Fairfield, provided a plastic tarp to prevent flooding at the location, according to police.
After several hours of heavy rain, Quinnipiac University facilities staff had to put up a canopy over the storm drain to prevent flooding, said police.
In addition, a local contractor was called in to use a motorized camera device to place in the storm drain to retrieve the two remaining kittens.
All four were delivered to the safety of Super Paws Rescue for medical evaluation, and will ultimately be up for adoption, said police.
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