A cat has been rescued in incredible circumstances in the Neath area – after becoming wedged between a wall and a wooden fence.

The black cat had got stuck in a gap only 2.5 inches in width, and was unable to move free. The trapped moggy had been spotted by a member of the public in the Skewen area of the town.

RSPCA Cymru attended, and worked with the caller to release the cat – with the wooden fence pushed back, and the cat brought back to safety by RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton.

The rescue took place on 16 March. The cat was safe with no injuries, so was immediately released.

Animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “We’re so grateful to the member of the public for calling this in, and helping out this poor cat from this remarkable ordeal.

“The gap was just 2.5 inches wide, and the cat was completely stuck. The person had tried to entice the cat out with food, but the poor thing was wedged tight.

“Fortunately, we were quickly able to set the moggy free – by moving the fence, and picking up the cat. The cat, thankfully, was safe and uninjured, so was immediately released.”

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