Topper the kittenAn aptly-named kitten has been saved from turbulent Storm Doris winds, after spending 24-hours in a Maesteg tree.

The male kitten, named Topper, was stuck 50-feet up atop a tree in the Metcalfe Street area of the town, and unable to get back down to safety.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and Topper has now been reunited with her owner.

The rescue took place on Saturday 25 February.

Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector, said: “It’s frankly amazing that Topper managed to stay in the tree securely for as long as he did, as the wind was really thrashing this brave kitten about.

“We’re grateful to the support of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service in completing this rescue; which is another great example of how we often work together to help animals in the local community.

“Topper was very cold and wet, but thankfully suffered no injuries at all – and it was great to be able to help reunite him with his owner.”

Margaret Seymour, Topper’s owner, said: “We’re so grateful to the RSPCA, and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who went out of their way to help Topper. They were absolutely fantastic.

“He’s settled back in really well, is back with the mother cat, and is now more affectionate than ever!”

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