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A black and white cat has been rescued from mud flats on the river Usk in Newport.

 RSPCA officers along with colleagues from Fire and Rescue and Newport City Wildlife retrieved the small and unruffled creature from a stretch of the river near Newport Bridge in the centre of the city on the morning of Thursday 12 September.

 The small animal had fallen down a seven foot wall onto the mud flats and fire and rescue officers had to use a small boat and extension ladder to rescue the cat. Veterinary examination has confirmed that the cat is in good shape despite her ordeal but the owner is now being sought.

 RSPCA inspector Danielle Baber said: “We’d particularly like our colleagues at Fire and Rescue for their invaluable help and commitment in rescuing this lucky cat. She’s clearly been well looked after so we’d urge the owner or anyone who recognises the cat to contact us as soon as possible.”

 If anyone has any information about this incident they are urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Baber. Calls will be treated in confidence.

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