TRENTON — A kitten has eight lives left thanks to a quick-thinking New Jersey nurse at Capital Health Regional Medical in Trenton.

Trent the kitten being saved from sewer grate (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
Trent, the kitten, being saved from a sewer grate (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
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Amy Perreault was on a break from her shift Sunday night when she heard faint meows coming from a nearby sewer, according to Kate Stier, director of public relations and marketing at the hospital.

Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
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With the help of 15 people, including EMS staff, security personnel and other nurses, the co-workers quickly sprung into action to save the kitten from the sewer.

Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
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It took the team two hours to open the grate, jump in and rescue the frightened animal.

Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
Trent, the kitten (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
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" We lured Trent out with tuna (bought at local store) by EMS and also our famous turkey sandwiches," said Heather Hendrickson, a trauma nurse at Capital Health.

Hendrickson then wrapped the baby feline in a blanket as she lifted him out of the grate to other rescuers above.

Stier said the kitten, who has been named Trent (short for Trenton), is doing fine and has a new home with Perreault and her family.

Trent, the kitten and Amy Perreault (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
Trent, the kitten, and Amy Perreault (Photo Credit: Heather Hendrickson)
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“Amy’s daughter was very excited to find out they would be raising Trent and that they have already bonded,” Stier said.

Jen Ursillo is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at jennifer.ursillo@townsquaremedia.com

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