Tampa Plumber Saves Cat From Certain Death. Brad Kalis and Tim Nickle were working on a sewer main and noticed a small kitten trapped inside the mitered end section. The pipe was overgrown from roots and vegetation so they barely saw the poor thing. Apparently the cat was trying to escape to safety but wound up stuck in a tangled mess of branches, roots, and pickers. After nearly one hour of carefully cutting the growth back, Brad was able to free the kitten from certain death. Other than being scared and shaking, the cat just needed some food and water. Brad called a veterinarian who advised him what to do and how to possibly find a home for her. Thankfully, Brad’s neighbor agreed to take the kitten, making this a truly positive rescue! Thanks to Brad, Tim, and Brad’s neighbor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for being great people.