Firefighters from Station 7 in St. Augustine Beach performed a brave rescue of a kitten on Thursday. A local resident approached the firefighters, informing them that she had heard the cries of a kitten stuck near the gas tank of her car while walking along the beach after work.
Cory Mayo and Josh Romaine worked diligently for approximately 40 minutes to rescue the frightened kitten, luckily without any injuries. The firefighters then brought the kitten back to the station, where Josh Romaine and Marc Feliciano cleaned her up and checked for any potential injuries.
According to a Facebook post, the kitten quickly captured the hearts of everyone involved, including Lieutenant Skip Drainer and Lieutenant Jerod Solana. The good news is that the kitten, now named “Gracie,” has found her forever home. Lieutenant Drainer’s wife came to the station and took her home to join their family. Gracie is reportedly adjusting well and has a scheduled veterinary appointment.
Reference: Action News Jax