A 6-week-old kitten was rescued by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies and San Jose firefighters from a Cupertino storage drain on Tuesday morning.
A woman was walking with her son in the area of Chelmsford Drive and Bollinger Road at 9:22 a.m. when she heard meowing, and looked down into the storm drain to see a tiny orange and white calico.
Deputies arrived to the scene with firefighters to lift the heavy metal lid on the drain, which leads into Saratoga Creek. A deputy then hopped into the drain and was able to rescue the kitten.
"When it does rain, cats like to kind of get underneath any sort of shelter or underneath cars," Deputy Michael Low said.
The kitten was taken to a South Bay animal hospital, given some food, and will be picked up by San Jose Animal Care and Services.