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Published:April 17th, 2012 16:46 EST
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Firefighters Rescue Hours-Old Kitten Stuck In Pipe

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Firefighters in Florida said they cut through a section of fence pipe anchored in concrete to rescue a trapped newborn kitten.

Firefighters said they cut through the pipe and freed the kitten, which appeared to be only a few hours old. They fed the kitten milk from a syringe and took it to the Humane Society of Broward County."

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Firefighters rush into burning buildings to look for victims; they perform lifesaving CPR; they deliver babies by the side of the road; they help their cities during earthquakes and other disasters; every day they risk their lives in service to their communities.

But perhaps one of the most important things they do is rescue a kitten who is afraid to come down from a tree, or save a kitten who gets stuck in a pipe.

By saving "the least of these" they demonstrate how much they, and by extension all of us, value life whether it`s human or animal life.

The kitty is doing fine, and he has been taken to the Humane Society of Broward County.

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