However, as far as cat in drain rescues go, this certainly was not your normal kind. The problem presented to firefighters of how to get the kitten out was a complex one? How to get her out without harming her, or potentially ending her life?
The first thing they did was gently remove the grate and sitting it upright on its edge so she could breathe. Then good old dish soap was rubbed liberally around her neck. The question was would it work?