6-week-old kitten plucked from storm drain near San Francisco

The calico cat was rescued on Tuesday.

A 6-week-old kitten was rescued on Tuesday.

A woman in Cupertino, California, heard meowing as she walked by a storm drain, so she peered in and spotted the orange and white calico trapped at the bottom.

Heroes from the San Jose Fire Department lifted the grating over the drain as a deputy jumped in to scoop up the cat, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press.

The kitten was examined, fed and should soon be up for adoption at a local shelter.