Thanks to the Fire Department, in Burton, a kitten is safe and sound at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter after spending about five days underneath the deck of the Broad River bridge.

People visiting the fishing pier began hearing its cries Monday, according to media reports.

A firefighter rappelled down near the kitten Thursday, but the kitten stayed out of reach. Firefighters then left a cage, which the cat entered. Firefighters retrieved the cat Friday.