Central Florida first responders help rescue kitten, puppy and alligator

Kittens, puppies and alligators -- oh my! Central Florida first responders have been busy this week rescuing animals from precarious situations.

On Sunday, Brevard County firefighters helped rescue a puppy that was stranded across a water-filled ditch. Officials said the husky was not injured but had no ID tags.

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After posting the dog’s photo on social media, a firefighter came across a lost dog sign with a photo that matched the puppy.

By the next day, firefighters said the husky had been reunited with its owners.

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Since Sunday, Polk County deputies have responded to two different animal-related calls; one involving a kitten and the other involving an alligator.

Sheriff Grady Judd tweeted that a Polk County deputy with help of Davenport firefighters helped rescue a kitten from a drainpipe on Sunday night.

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The next day, he said deputies responded to a call about an alligator on the front porch of a home.

Judd said the 5 and a half foot gator was successfully relocated to a nearby lake.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.