A CAT has been rescued by the fire service and RSPCA after he became stuck up a 100 foot tree in Newport.
The scared moggie named Rocco had become trapped in a tree at at Gwyddon Road, Abercarn in Newport.
In order to bring the one-year-old black cat down to earth safely the RSPCA were called to the scene along with the rope rescue team from Malplas Fire Station on Thursday (7 August).
RSPCA inspector Fiona Jackson said they did not know how long Rocco had been trapped up the tree.
“He must have been scared,” she said.
“He was around 100 foot up the tree. He had been missing for 11 days.
“It was a successful rescue with a great outcome.”
Rocco’s owner Lisa Davies said she was really anxious when Rocco didn’t come home one night.
“I started to get really worried,” she said.
“I had posters made and checked all the lost and found websites, I kept searching for him. I didn’t want to give up.”
Eight days after he went missing she heard a cat crying in the woodland and searched high and low but couldn’t find him. It was thought he may have been stuck in a rabbit hole and the fire service were called on 6 August.
It was then that Rocco was spotted high up in the tree. But because the tree was too high to climb or use a ladder the rope rescue team were called.
Lisa, who lives in Abercarn, said she wanted to thank the combined efforts of everyone who helped get Rocco out of the tree.
“He had lost a kilo in weight but is otherwise absolutely fine and has had a clear bill of health from the vet. It was fantastic work all round to help rescue him and I am extremely grateful to all involved.”
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