A CAT that became trapped in a three-inch gap between two houses in Llanfair Caereinion near Welshpool has been rescued by the RSPCA.

Cat stuck in the gapInspectors Phil Lewis and Chris Dunbar attended Bridge Street yesterday [5 February] to free the male black cat.

Inspector Lewis said: “The cat got trapped in a three-inch gap between two houses. I was assisted by Chris Dunbar, who was able to clear debris away from the gap and the cat was then able to squeeze closer to him, allowing Chris to grab him out from the gap to release him.”

Apart from being a little cold, the cat was returned to his owner safe and sound.

“He was an inquisitive cat that got himself into a difficult situation,” he said. Inspector Chris Dunbar with the cat

Inspector Lewis said he had carried out a similar rescue before in the same location.

“Twenty years ago I was called to the same house to rescue a dog that had become trapped in the same manner,” he said. “That dog was was also rescued successfully.”

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