The 8-month-old kitten somehow walked through 80 feet of pipe and got her head wedged at the small opening of the drain cover

By Amy Jamieson
Updated January 29, 2016 08:57 PM
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A cat named Bubbles has a Michigan man – and his ears! – to thank for getting her out of a tricky situation at a cattle auction site in Lake Odessa.

The 8-month-old kitten somehow walked through 80 feet of pipe and got her head wedged at the small opening of the drain cover, ABC 7 News reported.

Alerted by a strange noise, a man named Kendall Tobias went to investigate and found Bubbles.

“The cat’s head was in there like that. So we pushed the head through and got it going. And it laid there for a few minutes like it was dead,” Tobias told ABC 7. “About 15 minutes later we take another look at it and it was breathing.”

The kitty was safely removed from the drain cover and treated for scrapes and swollen eyelids at the Thornapple Veterinary Medical Clinic in Middleville, where she should be available for adoption in two weeks.

“Bubbles is coming along nicely,” vet tech Leslie Lettinga tells PEOPLE. “She was pretty frightened, very, very scared. I just assumed she was feeling pretty achey, too. But she is eating and drinking and she’s beginning to look for attention from people. We’re trying to socialize her so she’s ready for adoption.”

If you’re interested in adopting her, send a message to mail@thornapplevet.com. Follow her recovery on the clinic’s Facebook page.