CLERMONT, Fla. (CNN/WKMG) -- Fire departments are used to getting calls about cats being stuck in trees, but when a kitten is trapped inside a statue, it's a different story. Some Florida firefighters pulled off a rescue that is truly the cat's pajamas.
A kitten got stuck inside the Abraham Lincoln statue at the President's Hall of Fame in Clermont.
Daniel Davis, with the humane society says the kitten has been trapped for three days. He says, "I have no idea (how it got stuck). Someone says there is a hole up on top there. I haven't been able to get up on top. I don't see how a little kitten, a 3-week-old kitten, could have gotten up there. It couldn't have crawled there."
Over time the kitten's cries for help have become more and more faint. The goal was to drill a hole to save the cat and keep the hand-made statue standing.
The fire department drilled a hole at the top of the statue, and firefighter Robert Seigworth lowered himself inside to make the rescue.
Cheers then tears, as the cat was brought into the light. Seigworth says, "It's just part of the job. It feels good, man."
Davis says, "His gums look good. He is going to have a nice Thanksgiving now."
Fittingly the cat will be named Abe. And John Zweifel, the curator of the museum who made this statue, wants to adopt Abe and make his new home the President's Hall of Fame.