A CAT stuck up a tree for three days in Newport has been rescued.

The RSPCA assisted with the rescue at Faraday Close carried out by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service White Watch firefighters from Malpas Fire Station.

Cat rescue Newport 2RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Fiona Jackson said the white cat had been stuck up the 30 foot tree for around three days. Officers first attended the location on Tuesday, but despite efforts the cat would move to the end of the branch and he couldn’t be reached.

On Wednesday [April 1] ACO Jackson returned along with the fire crew and finally successfully brought the cat safely back to the ground. Cat rescue Newport 3

“The cat was fine, just hungry and thirsty,” said ACO Jackson. “He is an unneutered male, about a year old, but has no chip or collar so we can’t identify his owner.

“We are appealing for information to track down the owner.”

The cat has been placed into our care and will be made available for rehoming if the owners do not come forward.

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home.

Anyone who may have information about this cat should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Cat rescue Newport 4If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.