RSPCA Cymru teamed-up with firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to save a distressed cat stuck on a Llanelli roof.
A resident of an adjacent care home spotted the cat atop the roof of a Clos Glanmor bungalow in the town.
The black and white domestic shorthair was stuck on the roof overnight between Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 October – and, by the next morning, appeared lethargic, and upset.
RSPCA Cymru was notified on the morning of 19 October, and within one hour, arrived at the bungalow and enlisted the support of the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
Officers were able to bring the cat back to safety, who was swiftly reunited with the owners.
RSPCA inspector Rohan Barker said: “This poor cat was completely stuck on this bungalow roof – and we’re grateful to the nearby care home resident for spotting him, and reporting this to us.
“Our thanks also go to the Llanelli-based firefighters for their help with this cat rescue. This is another important example of what we can achieve working collaboratively to better the lives of animals.
“Fortunately, we were able to rescue the cat very quickly, and reunite him with two very relieved owners!”
A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed: “On Thursday, 19 October at 11:11am, firefighters from Llanelli assisted the RSPCA in rescuing a cat from a roof of a property in Llanelli. Firefighters retrieved the cat using a 10-meter ladder, triple extension ladder and small gear. The Fire Service left the incident at 11:53am.”
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