A local kitten is counting its nine lives after Victoria firefighters rescued the feline from a potentially cat-astrophic situation.

The City of Victoria says the family pet had gone missing and was eventually found to have crawled down a basement drain.

The kitten, named Willow, was hidden approximately two metres down the pipe and was unreachable.

Firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department went above and beyond their job descriptions and employed some construction skills, breaking through concrete to pull the kitty from her close confines.

According to the City of Victoria, the kitten’s owner says after a trip to the vet for a checkup Willow is recovering and healthy.

“There aren’t adequate words to describe how grateful I am to the Victoria Fire Department for saving Willow,” the owner said in a note to the City.

Willow the Kitten City of Victoria
(photo via The City of Victoria)

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