Unable to get the cat out herself, Kingdon called the police and soon help was on the way. In the meantime, neighbors started to gather near the storm drain, one of whom had seen a missing pet flyer for this very feline.
Turns out, the cat, named Wiggles, belonged to someone living nearby. He'd gone missing 10 days earlier.
"He lost over 5 pounds," Kingdon said. "He wouldn't have lasted much longer without food."
Fortunately, an animal control officer and an agent from the sewer department were able to lift Wiggles to safety.