A family confronting a puzzling problem called on police for help Saturday in Pennsylvania.
When Sgt. Brian Hughes responded to the home in Tredyffrin Township northwest of Philadelphia, he found a too-curious kitten with its head stuck in a garbage disposal, according to a Facebook post Wednesday by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department.
Undaunted, Hughes spent about an hour disassembling the disposal and freeing the trapped feline with the help of some coconut oil. The kitten was uninjured by the ordeal.
“Who says only firefighters rescue cats?” asked police on Facebook.
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Owner Lynn Allendorf Naimoli commented on the police Facebook post to praise Hughes for being “fabulous” and add that her son assisted with the rescue of the kitten, named Sam. “He is fine now, but has been trying to find the ‘monster’ who pulled him in!” she wrote.
Sam has always been drawn to drains and “likes to see where the water goes,” Naimoli wrote.
The township has a population of about 29,000.