Cat rescued by RSPCA after getting trapped in roof
A curious cat called Sparrow – who’d been missing for four days – was rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped in the eaves of a house.
The tabby’s owners had been really worried when she didn’t come home as usual. Meanwhile their next-door neighbours – unaware that Sparrow was missing – were confused because they could hear meowing, but couldn’t work out where it was coming from!
The neighbours went up into their loft and to their surprise caught a glimpse of the unexpected guest! They contacted the RSPCA, and Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright arrived at the house, in Chorleywood, to rescue the poor puss.
Kate says: “Sparrow was right at the back and we struggled to reach her! She was terrified, but she must have been hungry so we got some tuna and put it under her nose. This did the trick and she moved out towards me, giving me the chance to carefully pull her out to safety.
“We were able to reunite her with her worried owner, Diana, who was thrilled to have her back.”
Safe and sound
Diana says: “Thankfully Sparrow is none the worse for her ordeal. We have no idea how she got in there but we don’t think she will be wanting to go back up! I’m just so pleased that Kate managed to safely free Sparrow and get her back home where she belongs.”
Kate adds: “When you work as an officer for the RSPCA, one day you’ll be catching swans or handling snakes – and another day you’ll be lying in a tight space trying to bring a cat to safety! It really is a job where you don’t know what will happen next, I love it.”