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Waterford firefighters rescue trapped kitten

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Lucky was rescued by firefighters Tuesday.

Lucky the kitten is one cool cat after being rescued Tuesday.

The 8-week-old female kitten got her ear stuck under a piece of metal on an air conditioning unit, officials with the Michigan Animal Rescue League, or MARL, said Wednesday.

The unit is located at a building in Waterford Township, a spokeswoman for the group said.

The kitten was trapped there until firefighters with the Waterford Regional Fire Department were called and managed to free her with the Jaws of Life, the group said in a statement.

Officials said it took firefighters about an hour to rescue the kitten. Firefighters then called the animal rescue league.

“The kitten was scared and in shock when it arrived but thankfully our medical staff expects her to make a full recovery,” Kim Pichler, MARL's Cat Care Coordinator, said in a statement. “She is about 8 weeks old and in need of medical care, good nutrition and lots of love and affection."

The group later gave her the apt moniker as well as several baths to remove oil from the air conditioning unit from her fur.

Lucky was stuck on a piece of metal on an air conditioning unit.

Officials said she will be eligible for adoption once she fully recovers from the ordeal.

“We are extremely thankful to the Waterford Regional Fire Department for their heroic and compassionate actions," said Magee Humes, MARL's executive director. "The fate of this kitten would not have been good without their life-saving efforts.”

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