Adorable Kittens Rescued From Storm Drain by Austin Firefighter

A furry surprise awaited a firefighter at a storm strain in Austin, Texas, on September 11 when the cat he was called to rescue turned out to be five cute kittens.

Footage by Austin Fire Department shows the tiny kittens in a makeshift corral after they were safely removed from the drain near Hardrock Canyon apartment complex.

According to the department, a woman phoned to express her concern about what sounded like a cat crying coming from the drain.

Firefighter Michael Richardson climbed into the drain where he found the five fuzzy felines, who were later taken to a shelter.

“We’re happy to report these precious pussycats are now all doing well,” the department wrote alongside the video. Credit: Austin Fire Department via Storyful