Newborn kittens rescued from Utah storm drain during rainstorm

An animal control officer in Utah climbed into a storm drain to rescue three newborn kittens spotted stranded in the drain during a rainstorm.

The Best Friends animal shelter in Salt Lake City said in a Twitter post that an animal control officer responded, climbed into the drain and rescued the kittens, who were taken in by Best Friends.

The shelter tweeted that the baby cats “would require around-the-clock care & bottle feeding.”

Best Friends said the kittens now have been adopted and are “thriving.”