Firefighters Rescue Cat Stuck in Tiny Gap

May 14, 2018 9:17 am Last Updated: May 14, 2018 9:17 am

A cat had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck between two garage walls, in a gap that was less than three inches wide.

Firefighters and animal rescue officers from the RSPCA in the West Midlands, UK, worked together to dismantle the wall and free the distressed feline.

The officers spent three hours using specialist equipment, including a reach and rescue pole, trying to free the cat.

The gap was six inches at one end but tapered down to less than three inches at the other end. The cat was not seriously hurt and is now in good condition.

The RSPCA is trying to track down the cat’s owner.

Animal collection officer David Hollinshead, who was at the scene, said, “The poor thing was terrified—we know cats are naturally curious but I have no idea how he got himself so stuck. I was amazed at quite how tightly he was stuck and I had to be so careful easing him out millimeter by millimeter.”