North Carolina Department of Public Safety Tweeted photos showing the officers and the tiny felines after the harrowing rescue.
Earlier today, State Capitol Police received a walk-in from a state employee who heard kittens crying in the storm drain on the south side of the station. In the pouring rain Officer Olson and fellow officers spent almost two hours in the drain & saved three kittens. #WeAreNCDPS pic.twitter.com/BmT4G2jeXe— NC Public Safety (@NCPublicSafety) April 18, 2022
During one of the rain storms Monday, a state employee heard the kittens crying from deep inside the storm drain near a parking deck in downtown Raleigh.
They alerted nearby officers who then spent two hours working to free the kittens.
Soaked but safe, both officers and felines emerged from the storm drain with smiles on their faces.
Safe Haven for Cats is now caring for the young cats until they're ready for adoption.