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UPDATE: The kitten that was trapped inside a transformer on Hill Road in Rome has been successfully rescued!
It was a joint effort Tuesday afternoon between the Griffiss Utility Services Corp., the Rome police and fire departments, and Rome Animal Control.
The crew used equipment to safely suck the cat out of the transformer, and a woman who was concerned about the kitten's well-being and hung around the area all day will now be adopting kitten.
ROME – Businesses in the area of Hill Road in Rome may briefly lose power this afternoon while crews work to rescue a kitten trapped in utility equipment.
According to Griffiss Utility Services Corp., there is a kitten trapped in a transformer on the ground on Hill Road in Rome, near AmeriCu. There were initially several kittens trapped in the transformer, but only one remains inside.
At 4:30 p.m., Griffiss Utility Services Corp. plans to de-energize the transformer in an attempt to rescue the cat, with the help of Rome Animal Control and the Rome Fire Department.
Businesses in the area have been notified that they may lose power.