Cat Rescued From Drain Pipe Recovering at Animal Clinic

A frisky feline that spent a day trapped inside a drain pipe was recovering Wednesday at a Miami animal hospital.

The 6-pound cat, nicknamed Piper after his ordeal, was being treated for dehydration at Knowles Animal Clinic Wednesday, a day after he was pulled from an 8-inch drain pipe outside the Walgreen's at 655 Northwest 57th Avenue.

"He's eating great today, he's feeling good and he's getting a little feisty," Knowles' Lory Nelson said.

Rescue workers spent most of Tuesday trying to free the cat, who was finally pulled out after a leash was dropped around his neck.

The cat was distressed but suffered no major injuries, Nelson said.

Once he's fit to move, Piper will go to a cat rescue group.

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