JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) – A cat stuck in a storm sewer for nearly a day is recovering after being rescued by firefighters.

The City of Jeannette Fire Department says they were alerted by a resident that a cat was stuck in a storm sewer — possibly since Sunday.

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While the fire department was investigating, they say they heard meowing from a distance, though they couldn’t see the cat.

So they put some salmon on the end of a stick and the cat appeared on a sloped pipe that lead to the catch basin. They say they soon realized the cat couldn’t escape because the water in the catch basin was over two feet deep.

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The firefighters made a makeshift platform and ramp and lured the cat out with “a little bit of salmon and a lot of patience.”

Captain Rettger was then able to grab the cat and lift it out to safety.

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“Thanks to the concerned resident, this cat will make it home for Christmas!” the post read.