The RSPCA and a tree surgeon teamed up last week to come to the aid of a tabby cat stuck 50-feet up a Llanrwst tree.
Animal welfare officers from the charity were notified after members of the public got in touch, and said the cat had been stuck in the tree for some four days.
RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies attended, and due to the great height the cat had reached, enlisted the support of a local tree surgeon from Nant Conwy Tree Services.
Nant Conwy Tree Services did not ask for a fee for their work – and instead invited people to donate to the RSPCA instead, which the charity has said was an “incredible gesture”.
As the tree surgeon scaled the tree and sought to reach the cat, the moggy leaped to a neighbouring tree, before jumping to the ground – unscathed. The cat was rescued last Wednesday (21 November).
RSPCA Cymru checked over the cat; who was shaken but thankfully unhurt – and the adventurous feline returned safely home.
The animal welfare charity say the operation was another example of “partnership working in action for the benefit of our animal companions”.
RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “We were shocked to hear this cat had spent so long up this tree; so we quickly went to the poor moggy’s aid.
“The cat was some 50-feet from the ground, so I enlisted the support of a local tree surgeon and we’re extremely grateful for their help. They didn’t ask for a fee – and instead asked people to donate to our work – which is an incredible gesture.
“However, the sight of the surgeon saw the cat jump to a neighbouring tree, before making a rather remarkable jump to the ground.
“Fortunately, the cat was absolutely fine despite the ordeal, and is now safely back at home. This was a good example of partnership working in action for the benefit of our animal companions.”
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