07/03/2011 12:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kitten Saved From Pipe By Leaf Blower (VIDEO)

Normally this might be cruel, but believe it or not it was necessary.

This little kitten gets a moment of airtime thanks to a leaf blower.

It may seem ridiculous, but it's definitely a better solution than letting the little cat die, right? Yeah it probably had a heart attack nonetheless, but it was a life-saving maneuver.

This probably isn't an everyday occurrence for the fire department, but we're glad to know they have procedures for just this sort of situation.